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Porthtowan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.4

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Porthtowan Surf Forecast / Cornwall (North) / UK

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 22 Apr 2021 BST
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Porthtowan surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Porthtowan sea temperature is 10.3 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.1 min: 9.2 °C)
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Porthtowan surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Porthtowan sea temperature is 10.3 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.1 min: 9.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cornwall (North)

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Porthtowan (fresh winds from the ESE at Camborne 7 km from Porthtowan).

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Actual: 47 min ago

Strong
37 km/h
ESE
Cross-Off
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How big are the waves at Porthtowan today?

The current surf forecast for Porthtowan at 3PM is: 0.4m 12s primary swell from a West direction and 0.2m 9s secondary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 12:00pm April 22). An open ocean swell of 1.1m 4s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (BST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (22 Apr)1ft (0.3m)9s
Afternoon (22 Apr)1.5ft (0.4m)12s
Evening (22 Apr)2ft (0.6m)11s

Table - waves today at Porthtowan. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
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0.3
WSW
0.3
W
0.4
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.7
WSW
2
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
1
N
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.7
N
1.2
N
1.5
N
1.6
N
1.4
N
1.1
N
0.9
NNW
0.4
WNW
0.7
N
0.4
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
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35
ESE
35
ESE
35
ESE
30
ESE
35
ESE
35
ESE
35
ESE
40
ESE
40
ESE
40
ESE
40
ESE
40
ESE
35
ESE
35
ESE
35
E
35
E
35
E
35
E
35
E
30
E
35
E
30
E
30
E
30
ENE
30
E
30
E
30
ENE
20
E
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
NE
25
NNE
20
N
10
NW
25
NW
30
N
30
N
25
NNE
20
NE
20
N
15
N
10
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NW
10
NNW
5
NW
15
W
15
WNW
15
W
15
W
15
NW
20
NNW
25
NNW
20
NNW
20
NW
15
NW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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2:18PM
4.59
2:47AM
4.98
3:22PM
5.08
3:44AM
5.53
4:12PM
5.65
4:31AM
6.09
4:57PM
6.18
5:16AM
6.57
5:40PM
6.60
5:59AM
6.89
6:22PM
6.87
6:42AM
7.01
7:04PM
6.93
7:26AM
6.90
8:00AM
1.91
8:30PM
1.82
9:08AM
1.43
9:31PM
1.32
10:01AM
0.86
10:20PM
0.76
10:46AM
0.31
11:05PM
0.24
11:29AM
-0.13
11:48PM
-0.16
12:12PM
-0.39
12:31AM
-0.38
12:54PM
-0.44
1:15AM
-0.39
1:37PM
-0.27

Note: the tide data above is for Chapel Porth which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Porthtowan.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Porthtowan blow from the SE

Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
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