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Poldhu Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.4

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Poldhu Cove Surf Forecast / Cornwall (South) / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 15 Apr 2021 BST
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Poldhu Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Poldhu Cove sea temperature is 9.7 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 10.9 min: 8.7 °C)
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Poldhu Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Poldhu Cove sea temperature is 9.7 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 10.9 min: 8.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cornwall (South)

  1. weather stationWind Update Calm condsitions have become offshore at Poldhu Cove (light winds from the NE at Culdrose (navy base) 5 km from Poldhu Cove).

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Light
13 km/h
NE
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Poldhu Cove this week:

The surf forecast for Poldhu Cove over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Poldhu Cove in the next 12 days are 1.4m 11s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 18) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Sat 17th Apr)1.5ft (0.5m) 11s
Best Surf 7PM (Sat 17th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 11s
Most Powerful 4AM (Sun 18th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Poldhu Cove over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.1
W
1.4
W
1.3
W
1.3
W
1.3
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
W
0.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
W
1
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
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25
E
15
E
20
E
15
ESE
10
ENE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
20
SSE
15
ESE
15
NE
20
NE
25
NE
25
ENE
30
ENE
35
E
30
E
20
E
35
E
30
E
35
ENE
35
E
25
E
35
ENE
30
ENE
25
E
25
ENE
25
ENE
15
E
15
NE
10
NE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoff
7:56PM
4.48
8:12AM
4.34
8:28PM
4.29
8:46AM
4.10
9:03PM
4.06
9:23AM
3.83
9:44PM
3.81
10:10AM
3.57
10:37PM
3.59
11:13AM
3.37
11:51PM
3.46
12:38PM
3.33
1:16AM
3.54
2:01PM
3.51
2:29AM
3.83
3:06PM
3.86
3:27AM
4.23
3:57PM
4.27
4:16AM
4.63
4:43PM
4.66
5:01AM
4.99
5:27PM
4.99
5:45AM
5.22
2:05AM
0.55
2:19PM
0.68
2:38AM
0.77
2:52PM
0.92
3:15AM
1.02
3:31PM
1.18
3:59AM
1.28
4:19PM
1.42
4:58AM
1.49
5:27PM
1.59
6:19AM
1.56
6:53PM
1.59
7:44AM
1.41
8:12PM
1.37
8:51AM
1.06
9:13PM
1.02
9:45AM
0.65
10:04PM
0.61
10:32AM
0.24
10:50PM
0.23
11:16AM
-0.08
11:35PM
-0.07
11:59AM
-0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Church Cove which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Poldhu Cove.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Poldhu Cove blow from the NE

Thu
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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8:14--8:15--8:16--8:19--8:20--8:22--8:22--8:24--8:25--8:28--8:30--8:30--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Sat morning, min 6°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sun night, min 7°C on Mon afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sat night, calm by Tue morning).

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Information about the Poldhu Cove Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Poldhu Cove provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Poldhu Cove can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Poldhu Cove surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Poldhu Cove) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Poldhu Cove may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Poldhu Cove is 12 km (7 miles) from The Lizard. If you plan a holiday in South Cornwall, look for hotels and other accommodation in The Lizard. The Lizard has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.