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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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 Porthmeor

UK, Cornwall West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 50° 12.952' N
Longitude: 5° 28.962' W

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drive to St.Ives...access through town centre.Easyer route follow holiday route into the back of St.Ives drive down towards the town and on the second round about take the first left and go up the hill turn right at the junction at the top an then stay on that road the beach is at the bottom of the hill.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to St.Ives...access through town centre.Easyer route follow holiday route into the back of St.Ives drive down towards the town and on the second round about take the first left and go up the hill turn right at the junction at the top an then stay on that road the beach is at the bottom of the hill.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to St.Ives...access through town centre.Easyer route follow holiday route into the back of St.Ives drive down towards the town and on the second round about take the first left and go up the hill turn right at the junction at the top an then stay on that road the beach is at the bottom of the hill.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to St.Ives...access through town centre.Easyer route follow holiday route into the back of St.Ives drive down towards the town and on the second round about take the first left and go up the hill turn right at the junction at the top an then stay on that road the beach is at the bottom of the hill.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam urlThe sloop inn website 

Dangers

 Additional Information

on a good day can produce some sweet closeout barrels.

English (Translate this text in English): on a good day can produce some sweet closeout barrels.

English (Translate this text in English): on a good day can produce some sweet closeout barrels.

English (Translate this text in English): on a good day can produce some sweet closeout barrels.

Atmosphere

Best spot to the far right, taking off close to the island on a dropping tide.

English (Translate this text in English): Best spot to the far right, taking off close to the island on a dropping tide.

English (Translate this text in English): Best spot to the far right, taking off close to the island on a dropping tide.

English (Translate this text in English): Best spot to the far right, taking off close to the island on a dropping tide.

General

A good Cornish wave...can get pretty crowded when it's on - due to it being right in the middle of St Ives.
When it's sunny the water looks a little French...Aqua marine green!

English (Translate this text in English): A good Cornish wave...can get pretty crowded when it's on - due to it being right in the middle of St Ives.<br />When it's sunny the water looks a little French...Aqua marine green!

English (Translate this text in English): A good Cornish wave...can get pretty crowded when it's on - due to it being right in the middle of St Ives.&lt;br &#47;&gt;When it's sunny the water looks a little French...Aqua marine green!

English (Translate this text in English): A good Cornish wave...can get pretty crowded when it's on - due to it being right in the middle of St Ives.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When it's sunny the water looks a little French...Aqua marine green!

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By Anonymous , 08-03-2007

lowtideboiler.com - low tide boiler is super fun and hollow,though tends to closeout abit but get into it early and spank that end section at every given opportunity.yewwwww! LTB massive

By Mole , 25-11-2006

- Bring on Boilers, low tide, right hand side, tube me up big boy, nice

By anonymous , 27-08-2005

- Whoever did the write up for Porthmeor doesn't know shit! Porthmeor works in SW,S or SE winds. N and NE are ONSHORE. Works best in W swell though will work in anything from N to SW (if long period wrap around)

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