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Northcott ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°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:
United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Northcott Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 11:03 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
NNW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Bude, 1 km from Northcott.

IS AT (local time)

Northcott Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bude, 8 km from Northcott.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Northcott

Buoy Data:

At Bideford Bay Waverider, 19 miles from Northcott.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 10.5 9.1 10.0 10.0

All wavebuoys around Northcott

Overall Northcott Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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


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

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Northcott Location Maps

Northcott 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 Northcott

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Northcott:

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Wave buoys nearest to Northcott:

Tide stations nearest to Northcott:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    32 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Northcott and is 105 km (65 miles) away.
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