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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Porthcothan

UK, Cornwall North

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 Access

Head Towards newquay from st merryn/padstow along the main road, follow the signs for porthcothan/newquay and you will come to a junction with a pub on your left (tredrea inn) follow the road to the bottom of the hill until you reach a bridge, u can see the sea from here, to park go over the bridge and take the first left into the car park.

English (Translate this text in English): Head Towards newquay from st merryn/padstow along the main road, follow the signs for porthcothan/newquay and you will come to a junction with a pub on your left (tredrea inn) follow the road to the bottom of the hill until you reach a bridge, u can see the sea from here, to park go over the bridge and take the first left into the car park.

English (Translate this text in English): Head Towards newquay from st merryn/padstow along the main road, follow the signs for porthcothan/newquay and you will come to a junction with a pub on your left (tredrea inn) follow the road to the bottom of the hill until you reach a bridge, u can see the sea from here, to park go over the bridge and take the first left into the car park.

English (Translate this text in English): Head Towards newquay from st merryn/padstow along the main road, follow the signs for porthcothan/newquay and you will come to a junction with a pub on your left (tredrea inn) follow the road to the bottom of the hill until you reach a bridge, u can see the sea from here, to park go over the bridge and take the first left into the car park.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

this is a quiet spot, but when neighbouring treyarnon and constantine are big and offshore (6ft+) head here at low tide!

English (Translate this text in English): this is a quiet spot, but when neighbouring treyarnon and constantine are big and offshore (6ft+) head here at low tide!

English (Translate this text in English): this is a quiet spot, but when neighbouring treyarnon and constantine are big and offshore (6ft+) head here at low tide!

English (Translate this text in English): this is a quiet spot, but when neighbouring treyarnon and constantine are big and offshore (6ft+) head here at low tide!

Atmosphere

empty apart from the local skallywag children

English (Translate this text in English): empty apart from the local skallywag children

English (Translate this text in English): empty apart from the local skallywag children

English (Translate this text in English): empty apart from the local skallywag children

General

its worth surfing if its clean on a hot summers day!

English (Translate this text in English): its worth surfing if its clean on a hot summers day!

English (Translate this text in English): its worth surfing if its clean on a hot summers day!

English (Translate this text in English): its worth surfing if its clean on a hot summers day!

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By Horny , 17-04-2007

- Wiked break when going off was dwn there saturday morning bout 3-4 feet, some sweet cornish kegs beats most place when you score it. Y go connies?

By local , 05-01-2007

Local - im a local (5 minute walk) and surfed here a few times but constantine/d-land is better, janimal shut up! bet you never surfed here more than once.

By janimal , 30-10-2006

well done! - there goes the uncrowded option

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