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St Ives Harbour Wall break guidePhoto by: Ol

St Ives Harbour Wall Surf Guide

St Ives Harbour Wall in North Cornwall is a sheltered point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

St Ives Harbour Wall Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Ives Harbour Wall:

The best conditions reported for surf at St Ives Harbour Wall occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf St Ives Harbour Wall (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing St Ives Harbour Wall 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 44% of the time in December while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% 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 St Ives Harbour Wall Location Map

Interactive St Ives Harbour Wall 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 St Ives Harbour Wall is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Ives Harbour Wall is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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St Ives Harbour Wall Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 03:35 Local Time
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Period (s) 10 10 10 10
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Swell History at St Ives Harbour Wall

Surf stats for St Ives Harbour Wall, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at St Ives Harbour Wall

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

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