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Porthcurno ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.7

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Porthcurno Surf Guide

Porthcurno in South Cornwall is a quite exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Porthcurno Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porthcurno:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Porthcurno 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 25% of the time in January while 56% 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
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
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 Porthcurno Location Map

Interactive Porthcurno 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 Porthcurno is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porthcurno is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 119 km (74 miles) away.

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Porthcurno Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 06:16 Local Time
Friday 23
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 45
E 45
E 45
E 45
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Wind State cross-
on
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on
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on
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on

Swell History at Porthcurno

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

Wind History at Porthcurno

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

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