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Port Isaac ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Port Isaac Surf Guide

Port Isaac in North Cornwall is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Port Isaac Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Port Isaac:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Port Isaac 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 27% of the time in February while 54% 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
27%
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
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Port Isaac Location Map

Interactive Port Isaac 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 Port Isaac is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Port Isaac is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Port Isaac Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 07:33 Local Time
Wednesday 20
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 4.0
SW
4.0
SW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SW
Period (s) 11 10 9 10
Wind (km/h) 40
SSW 45
SSW 45
SSW 35
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Port Isaac

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

Wind History at Port Isaac

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

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