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Hayle ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.1

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Hayle Surf Guide

Hayle in North Cornwall is a sheltered river break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. Waves at the river break both left and right. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Hayle Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent14.3°C

Surfing Hayle:

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

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Hayle sea temperature, Hayle photographs, Hayle detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hayle webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Hayle 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 Hayle

Hayle Surf:

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 22:19 Local time
SatSunday 12
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
ENE 10
E 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Hayle, 2 km from Hayle.

IS AT (local time)

Hayle Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Camborne, 11 km from Hayle.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
14.4 °C

Current weather near Hayle

Buoy Data:

At Penzance Waverider, 7 miles from Hayle.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.2
Dominant period (s) 15.4 11.1 10.0 14.3

All wavebuoys around Hayle

Overall Hayle Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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


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

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Hayle Location Maps

Hayle Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Cornwall (North) surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Hayle

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hayle:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hayle:

Tide stations nearest to Hayle:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    St Ives
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hayle is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hayle is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Hayle and is 199 km (124 miles) away.
Hayle break location map and break info