uk es it fr pt nl
Northcott ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Northcott Surf Guide

Northcott in North Cornwall is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks/rips.

Northcott Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Northcott:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Northcott 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 12% of the time in February while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Northcott Location Map

Interactive Northcott 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 Northcott is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Northcott is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 56 km (35 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Northcott Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 3 December 2020, 07:33 Local Time
Thursday 03
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.9
W
1.8
W
2.1
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 7 7 7 12
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 30
W 30
WNW 35
NW
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Northcott

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

Wind History at Northcott

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Northcott. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Northcott: