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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.0°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:
United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Polzeath Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 03:48 Local time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
W 15
W 10
Wind State on on on on

Tide Times:

For Wadebridge, 9 km from Polzeath.

IS AT (local time)

Polzeath Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newquay, 17 km from Polzeath.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Polzeath

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 19 miles from Polzeath.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 7.7 7.7 7.7 8.3

All wavebuoys around Polzeath

Overall Polzeath Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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


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

End of day, Polzeath photo


Photo credit: Wendy saunders

Polzeath Location Maps

Polzeath Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Polzeath:

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Wave buoys nearest to Polzeath:

Tide stations nearest to Polzeath:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Saint Austell
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    22 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Polzeath and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
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