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Hawkes Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 2.4

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Hawkes Point Surf Guide

Hawkes Point in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. There is no beach break and there is also a left hand point break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Hawkes Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hawkes Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hawkes Point 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 51% of the time in December while 29% 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
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
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 Hawkes Point Location Map

Interactive Hawkes Point 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 Hawkes Point is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hawkes Point is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Hawkes Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 06:31 Local Time
Tuesday 13
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
W
Period (s) 15 15 15 12
Wind (km/h) 5
E 10
ESE 10
ESE 15
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Hawkes Point

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

Wind History at Hawkes Point

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Hawkes Point:

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.