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Mawgan Porth break guidePhoto by: Bernard

Mawgan Porth Surf Guide

Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed river break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the river tend to peel to the left. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Mawgan Porth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mawgan Porth:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mawgan Porth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in February while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
68%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mawgan Porth Location Map

Interactive Mawgan Porth 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 Mawgan Porth is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mawgan Porth is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Mawgan Porth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 12:32 Local Time
Friday 27
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.5
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1.3
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1.2
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1
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Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
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Swell History at Mawgan Porth

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

Wind History at Mawgan Porth

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

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