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The Breakwater-St Ives ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Breakwater-St Ives Surf Guide

The Breakwater-St Ives in North Cornwall is a quite exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. No beach break here and there is a left hand point break too. It's sometimes crowded here. Water quality is rather poor here.

The Breakwater-St Ives Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Breakwater-St Ives:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Breakwater-St Ives occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf The Breakwater-St Ives (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Breakwater-St Ives with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in January while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Breakwater-St Ives Location Map

Interactive The Breakwater-St Ives 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 The Breakwater-St Ives is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Breakwater-St Ives is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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The Breakwater-St Ives Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 11:01 Local Time
Saturday 06
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.8
W
1.0
W
1.1
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 18 18 17 16
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
E 15
E 15
ENE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at The Breakwater-St Ives

Surf stats for The Breakwater-St Ives, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Breakwater-St Ives

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

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