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Widemouth Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Widemouth Bay break guidePhoto by: robmc

Widemouth Bay Surf Guide

Widemouth Bay in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is right hand reef break too.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Widemouth Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Widemouth Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Widemouth Bay occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Widemouth Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in February while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Widemouth Bay 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 Widemouth Bay is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Widemouth Bay is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Widemouth Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 3 December 2020, 08:12 Local Time
Thursday 03
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.9
W
1.8
W
2.1
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 7 7 7 12
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 30
W 30
WNW 35
NW
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Widemouth Bay

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Wind History at Widemouth Bay

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Widemouth Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
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  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Q, VoG from United Kingdom
“A broad sandy beach that is rock strewn on the right side of the bay so watch out at high tide if you don't know the area. The waves are quite average in quality although there are good banks that come into play during lower stages of the tide, sometimes causing waves to back-off and sometimes causing fast running hollow close outs.

Touristy Bude is a short drive away for accommodation and beers while there are couple of spots to eat and stay at the beach itself. Parking is right next to the beach and there is a good vibe in the water even when busy.”

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