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Gunwalloe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.0

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Gunwalloe Surf Guide

Gunwalloe in South Cornwall is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded.

Gunwalloe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gunwalloe:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gunwalloe 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 Gunwalloe (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Gunwalloe with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in April while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gunwalloe Location Map

Interactive Gunwalloe 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 Gunwalloe is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gunwalloe is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Gunwalloe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 09:56 Local Time
Sunday 20
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.3
W
1.4
WSW
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
15
20
15
15
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Gunwalloe

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

Wind History at Gunwalloe

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

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