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The Cribber ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Cribber Surf Guide

The Cribber in North Cornwall is an exposed point break. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west. No beach break here together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

The Cribber Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cribber:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Cribber occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing The Cribber with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in April while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Cribber Location Map

Interactive The Cribber 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 Cribber is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cribber is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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The Cribber Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 23:01 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) 15
ESE 15
E 20
E 20
ENE
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Cribber

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

Wind History at The Cribber

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

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