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Watergate Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.7

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Watergate Bay Surf Forecast / Cornwall (North) / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 20 Apr 2021 BST
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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 10.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.1 max: 11.0 min: 8.4 °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 10.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.1 max: 11.0 min: 8.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cornwall (North)

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the N at Newquay 4 km from Watergate Bay).

    Watergate Bay
  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the N at Newquay 8 km from Fistral-North).

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Light
9 km/h
N
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 Tuesday (Apr 20) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Watergate Bay in the next 12 days are 1.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 24) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 4s period and expected on Friday (Apr 23) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Tue 20th Apr)3ft (0.9m) 12s
Best Surf 1AM (Wed 21st Apr)3ft (0.9m) 12s
Most Powerful 4PM (Sat 24th Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 14s

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
Tue
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sun
02
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
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0.6
W
0.9
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.3
WSW
0.4
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
0.7
W
1
W
0.9
WSW
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.4
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.9
N
1.3
N
1.2
N
1.1
N
1.1
N
1.4
NNW
1.2
N
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.4
WNW
1
W
0.9
W
0.6
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
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114216114784917465855511212574112331609837181734106109719113110862613850431714142943
15
N
10
ESE
10
E
25
ESE
25
E
30
E
30
ESE
30
ESE
40
ESE
40
ESE
35
ESE
35
ESE
35
E
30
E
35
E
30
E
25
ENE
25
E
20
ENE
10
ENE
15
NE
20
N
15
NNE
20
N
20
N
15
NNE
15
NNE
10
ENE
15
ESE
35
E
30
E
30
E
35
ENE
35
ENE
45
ENE
35
E
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
12:07AM
4.58
12:57PM
4.44
1:38AM
4.70
2:23PM
4.72
2:52AM
5.12
3:27PM
5.23
3:49AM
5.68
4:17PM
5.80
4:36AM
6.26
5:02PM
6.35
5:21AM
6.75
5:45PM
6.78
6:04AM
7.08
6:27PM
7.05
6:47AM
7.20
7:09PM
7.12
7:31AM
7.09
7:52PM
6.97
8:16AM
6.76
8:37PM
6.63
9:03AM
6.26
9:26PM
6.15
9:56AM
5.69
5:42PM
2.23
6:35AM
2.21
7:14PM
2.22
8:05AM
1.98
8:35PM
1.89
9:13AM
1.50
9:35PM
1.37
10:05AM
0.91
10:25PM
0.80
10:51AM
0.35
11:10PM
0.27
11:34AM
-0.10
11:53PM
-0.14
12:16PM
-0.37
12:36AM
-0.37
12:58PM
-0.43
1:19AM
-0.38
1:41PM
-0.26
2:04AM
-0.18
2:26PM
0.10
2:51AM
0.22
3:13PM
0.61
3:43AM
0.74

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

Tue
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sun
02
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
some cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudslight raincloudysome cloudscloudysome cloudsclearsome cloudscloudycloudy
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--6:13--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:07--6:05--6:03--6:01--5:58--5:56--5:54--5:54
8:22--8:22--8:24--8:27--8:28--8:30--8:30--8:32--8:35--8:36--8:37--8:38--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed morning, min 4°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Tue night, strong winds from the ESE by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the ENE by Sat night).

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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.