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Watergate Bay Surf Forecast / Cornwall (North) / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 16 Jan 2022 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 10.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.4 min: 9.4 °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 10.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.4 min: 9.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Watergate Bay (light winds from the E at Newquay Airport 4 km from Watergate Bay).

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7 km/h
E
Clean
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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 Monday (Jan 17) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Watergate Bay in the next 12 days are 1.3m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jan 19) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (Jan 18) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Mon 17th Jan)2ft (0.6m) 10s
Best Surf12AM (Wed 19th Jan)4ft (1.2m) 16s
Most Powerful 3AM (Wed 19th Jan)4.5ft (1.3m) 15s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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1
W
0.6
W
0.8
WSW
0.6
SW
0.3
WNW
0.7
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.2
W
1.2
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
1
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.4
W
0.3
W
0.3
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.9
WNW
1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1
W
1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
W
0.4
WNW
0.8
WNW
1
W
1
W
0.9
WNW
0.7
W
0.6
W
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15
NNE
5
E
10
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
10
S
10
SSW
25
WSW
40
N
35
N
30
NNE
20
NE
15
NE
15
NNE
20
N
10
NE
10
ENE
10
NNE
5
ESE
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NE
10
ENE
10
NNE
15
NE
10
ENE
10
NNE
5
ENE
5
E
15
NW
15
NW
15
NW
20
NNW
15
NW
10
NNW
15
NW
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crossglassglassonononononcross-
on
on
4:56AM
5.70
5:15PM
5.67
5:33AM
5.93
5:51PM
5.83
6:08AM
6.10
6:25PM
5.93
6:42AM
6.20
6:59PM
5.96
7:16AM
6.22
7:34PM
5.93
7:52AM
6.17
8:11PM
5.84
8:29AM
6.04
8:51PM
5.69
9:11AM
5.85
9:36PM
5.50
10:00AM
5.61
10:31PM
5.29
11:00AM
5.36
11:38PM
5.13
12:13PM
5.20
12:56AM
5.13
1:34PM
5.25
10:45PM
1.17
11:07AM
1.04
11:22PM
0.95
11:44AM
0.84
11:57PM
0.78
12:19PM
0.71
12:31AM
0.68
12:54PM
0.65
1:05AM
0.65
1:28PM
0.65
1:40AM
0.70
2:04PM
0.72
2:17AM
0.81
2:43PM
0.85
2:57AM
0.99
3:26PM
1.04
3:45AM
1.22
4:18PM
1.26
4:42AM
1.45
5:21PM
1.47
5:53AM
1.60
6:36PM
1.56
7:14AM
1.56

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

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
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-8:12--8:11--8:11--8:10--8:08--8:07--8:07--8:06--8:03--8:03--8:02--8:00-
--4:46--4:49--4:50--4:52--4:52--4:54--4:57--4:58--5:00--5:01--5:02--5:05

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed morning, min 5°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Mon morning, strong winds from the N by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Wed night, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Wed night, light winds from the NE by Sat morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Tue afternoon, min 5°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Tue night, min 7°C on Wed afternoon). 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.