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Porthjoke ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Porthjoke Surf Guide

Porthjoke in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Prevailing right breaking waves at the beach break. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Porthjoke Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porthjoke:

The best conditions reported for surf at Porthjoke occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Porthjoke 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 22% of the time in February while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Porthjoke Location Map

Interactive Porthjoke 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 Porthjoke is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porthjoke is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Porthjoke Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 22:57 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 9 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
E 20
E 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Porthjoke

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

Wind History at Porthjoke

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

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