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Harlyn ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Harlyn Surf Guide

Harlyn in North Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the southwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers. Often Crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Harlyn Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Harlyn:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Harlyn with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in December while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Harlyn 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 Harlyn is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Harlyn is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Harlyn Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 12:29 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 9 13 12
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
N 10
N 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Harlyn

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

Wind History at Harlyn

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

Harlyn Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.3
  • Accommodation:Icon  s55.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Tigger from United Kingdom
“It does have a seasonal pattern.

This beach is popular with surfers in autumn, winter and spring when the prevailing south west winds are offshore here. It's also relatively sheltered so it's possible to surf here when other places are deadly.

In summer it's often flat as a pancake.

You can see daily reviews of the waves at constantinesurf dot com and there's a useful webcam at harlynsurfschool dot co dot uk.”

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