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

Overall: 3.2

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Porthmeor Surf Guide

Porthmeor in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Porthmeor Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porthmeor:

The best conditions reported for surf at Porthmeor 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 Porthmeor (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Porthmeor with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in December while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Porthmeor Location Map

Interactive Porthmeor 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 Porthmeor is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porthmeor is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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Porthmeor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 22:49 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) 10
ENE 25
E 20
E 20
E
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Porthmeor

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

Wind History at Porthmeor

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

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