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Maenporth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Maenporth Surf Guide

Maenporth in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest.. It's often crowded here.

Maenporth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
11.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Maenporth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Maenporth 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 Maenporth (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Maenporth 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 Maenporth Location Map

Interactive Maenporth 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 Maenporth is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Maenporth is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Maenporth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 16:05 Local Time
Tuesday 18Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.6
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
W 15
W 20
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Maenporth

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

Wind History at Maenporth

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

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