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Polkerris ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Polkerris Surf Guide

Polkerris in South Cornwall is a reasonably exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest..

Polkerris Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Polkerris:

The best conditions reported for surf at Polkerris occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Polkerris 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 14% of the time in February while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
32%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Polkerris Location Map

Interactive Polkerris 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 Polkerris is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Polkerris is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Polkerris Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 14:33 Local Time
Tuesday 18Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 6 6 6 5
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 20
W 15
W 15
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross

Swell History at Polkerris

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

Wind History at Polkerris

Wind stats for Polkerris, 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 Polkerris. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    16km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    21km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Polkerris: