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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gwithian 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 17% of the time in February while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
67%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gwithian Location Map

Interactive Gwithian 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 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.

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Gwithian Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 23:01 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 9 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
E 20
E 20
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Gwithian

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

Wind History at Gwithian

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

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