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Crantock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.4

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Crantock Surf Guide

Crantock in North Cornwall is a sheltered river break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from north northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Crantock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crantock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crantock occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Crantock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Crantock Location Map

Interactive Crantock 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 Crantock is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Crantock is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Crantock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 21:15 Local Time
MonTuesday 18
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.9
W
2.0
W
1.9
W
1.7
W
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 20
WSW 15
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Crantock

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

Wind History at Crantock

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

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