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Gwithian ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 1.2

Overall: 2.7

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Gwithian break guidePhoto by: Laurence Couch

Gwithian Surf Guide

Gwithian in North Cornwall is a reasonably exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips / crowds.

Gwithian Spot Info

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Surfing Gwithian:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gwithian occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Gwithian sea temperature, Gwithian photographs, Gwithian detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gwithian webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Gwithian tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Gwithian

Gwithian Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 19:53 Local time
Saturday 30Sun
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

For Hayle, 5 km from Gwithian.

IS AT (local time)

Gwithian Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Camborne, 7 km from Gwithian.

moderate winds from the ESE

Air temperature
18.9 °C

Current weather near Gwithian

Buoy Data:

At Penzance Waverider, 9 miles from Gwithian.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 5.3 3.1 3.7 2.7

All wavebuoys around Gwithian

Overall Gwithian Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Gwithian: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Gwithian: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Danielle delights, Gwithian photo


Photo credit: Laurence Couch

Gwithian photo


Photo credit: Andrew Forrest

Gwithian Location Maps

Gwithian Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Gwithian:

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Wave buoys nearest to Gwithian:

Tide stations nearest to Gwithian:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    St Ives
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Gwithian is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Gwithian is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Gwithian and is 195 km (121 miles) away.
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