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Porlock Weir Surf Guide

Porlock Weir in North Devon is a sheltered reef break. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. There is a left breaking reef. Best around high tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for rocks and rips.

Porlock Weir Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porlock Weir:

The best conditions reported for surf at Porlock Weir occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Porlock Weir with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in January while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Porlock Weir 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 Porlock Weir is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porlock Weir is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Porlock Weir Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 05:49 Local Time
Wednesday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 7 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Porlock Weir

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

Wind History at Porlock Weir

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

Porlock Weir Reviews:

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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s11.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
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KOBI from United Kingdom
“Loads of pollution.”

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