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Gyllyngvase Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Gyllyngvase Beach Surf Guide

Gyllyngvase Beach in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach and reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as a left hand reef break.. It's often crowded here.

Gyllyngvase Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gyllyngvase Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gyllyngvase Beach occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gyllyngvase Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
3%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gyllyngvase Beach Location Map

Interactive Gyllyngvase Beach 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 Gyllyngvase Beach is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gyllyngvase Beach is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Gyllyngvase Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 05:06 Local Time
Tuesday 13
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
WSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
E 15
ESE 15
ESE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Gyllyngvase Beach

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

Wind History at Gyllyngvase Beach

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

Gyllyngvase Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.2
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
  • ...

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Review
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sdfg from United Kingdom
“Full of students!!!!!”

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.