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Church Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Church Cove Surf Guide

Church Cove in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Church Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Church Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Church Cove occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Church Cove (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Church Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in March while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Church Cove Location Map

Interactive Church Cove surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Church Cove is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Church Cove is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Church Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 17:28 Local Time
Wednesday 28Thu
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 7.0
W
7.5
W
7.0
W
5.5
W
Period (s) 20 20 19 18
Wind (km/h) 50
W 45
W 40
W 35
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Church Cove

Surf stats for Church Cove, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Church Cove

Wind stats for Church Cove, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Church Cove. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Church Cove: