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Portwrinkle ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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Portwrinkle Surf Guide

Portwrinkle in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Portwrinkle Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Portwrinkle:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Portwrinkle 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 14% of the time in February while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Portwrinkle Location Map

Interactive Portwrinkle 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 Portwrinkle is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Portwrinkle is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY), also in England, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Portwrinkle Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 07:02 Local Time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 5 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 35
E 35
E 40
E 40
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Portwrinkle

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

Wind History at Portwrinkle

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

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