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Watergate Bay Surf Forecast / Cornwall (North) / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 06 Feb 2023 GMT
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Watergate Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Watergate Bay sea temperature is 9.3 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 10.4 min: 8.6 °C)
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Watergate Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Watergate Bay sea temperature is 9.3 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 10.4 min: 8.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 4 km from Watergate Bay (light winds from the E at Newquay Airport 4 km from Watergate Bay).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Watergate Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Watergate Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 07) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 16s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Watergate Bay in the next 12 days are 2.3m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 08) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 12) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Tue 7th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 16s
Best Surf12AM (Tue 14th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 10s
Most Powerful 6AM (Wed 8th Feb)7.5ft (2.3m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Watergate Bay over the next 12 days.

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Mon
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Sat
18
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
3554555303442334544331110043053243103
Swell
Height Map
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
WNW
1.9
WNW
2.2
W
2.2
W
2.3
W
2.1
W
2
W
1.9
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.3
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.5
W
1.3
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
1.7
WNW
1.9
W
1.7
W
1.7
W
1.5
W
1.3
W
2
WSW
3.5
W
3.5
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.5
W
2.4
W
2.3
W
2.2
W
2.1
W
1.8
W
1.5
W
1.2
W
0.8
W
1.6
SW
Period(s) (?)1816151515151414141413131212111514141313127101212121212121212121212119
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)6551799214720902278204316861387216720191179775505396300129214631129986737456372246033742851206117351599153013921227870604389157405
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
10
ESE
5
E
15
NNE
10
ESE
10
SE
15
SSW
15
W
25
NNE
20
NNE
5
ESE
10
S
10
SW
10
S
10
SE
15
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
25
SE
25
SSE
20
S
25
SSW
45
SSW
55
SSW
25
W
15
SW
25
SW
25
WSW
15
SSW
25
SW
20
SW
20
S
20
SSE
25
S
25
SSW
20
SSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffglasscrossoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:00PM
5.96
6:16AM
6.28
6:32PM
6.07
6:47AM
6.35
7:02PM
6.09
7:18AM
6.33
7:34PM
6.04
7:49AM
6.22
8:06PM
5.92
8:22AM
6.03
8:41PM
5.73
9:00AM
5.77
9:21PM
5.48
9:44AM
5.45
10:12PM
5.19
10:42AM
5.13
11:19PM
4.94
12:00PM
4.91
12:45AM
4.90
1:30PM
4.99
2:11AM
5.20
2:49PM
5.37
3:19AM
5.74
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:15AM
0.71
12:36PM
0.64
12:45AM
0.62
1:06PM
0.61
1:15AM
0.63
1:36PM
0.66
1:45AM
0.73
2:06PM
0.79
2:17AM
0.89
2:38PM
0.98
2:51AM
1.12
3:15PM
1.23
3:32AM
1.40
4:00PM
1.52
4:26AM
1.69
5:03PM
1.80
5:41AM
1.92
6:29PM
1.94
7:18AM
1.88
8:02PM
1.76
8:45AM
1.50
9:17PM
1.31
9:51AM
0.93

Note: the tide data above is for Newquay which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Watergate Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Watergate Bay blow from the SE

Mon
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Sat
18
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C666656796665666777791111111110109101213121213141212
Low °C6666556765446666677799101199910912121212131112
Feels °C (?)123211250132333332145510554588899879
Sunrise--7:45--7:43--7:41--7:39--7:39--7:37--7:35--7:33--7:31--7:28--7:28--7:26
Sunset5:21--5:22--5:24--5:25--5:28--5:30--5:31--5:34--5:35--5:37--5:38--5:40--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Wed night, min 5°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sat afternoon, min 4°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Sun afternoon). Mainly near gales.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Watergate Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Watergate Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Watergate Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Watergate Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Watergate Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Watergate Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in North Cornwall? If you are looking for accommodation near Watergate Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in North Cornwall, consider staying in Newquay which is 5 km (3 miles) away. Other places in and around North Cornwall where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Padstow which is 13 km (8 miles) away, Truro, Bodmin and Saint Austell.