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Polzeath ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.4

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Polzeath break guidePhoto by: Wendy saunders

Polzeath Surf Guide

Polzeath in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Polzeath Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Polzeath:

The best conditions reported for surf at Polzeath 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 Polzeath (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Polzeath 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 15% of the time in February while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
66%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Polzeath Location Map

Interactive Polzeath 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 Polzeath is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Polzeath is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Polzeath Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 04:13 Local Time
Sunday 17
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.8
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.6
W
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 35
NW 30
NNW 20
NNW 15
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Polzeath

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

Wind History at Polzeath

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away

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