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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 Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.0 °C

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Thursday, 14 November 2019, 17:06 Local time
Thursday 14Fri
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 16 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 60
N 60
NNE 55
NNE 45
Wind State cross-

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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 3 km from Porthjoke.

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Porthjoke Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Perranporth Waverider, 5 km from Porthjoke.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Porthjoke

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 3 miles from Porthjoke.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.1
Dominant period (s) 15.4 18.2 - 9.1

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Overall Porthjoke Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Tide stations nearest to Porthjoke:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Saint Austell
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    17 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Porthjoke and is 168 km (104 miles) away.
Porthjoke break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Porthjoke, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Porthjoke sea temperature, Porthjoke photographs, Porthjoke detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Porthjoke webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Porthjoke 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 Porthjoke.