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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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 St. Ives harbour wall.

UK, Cornwall West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 50° 12.684' N
Longitude: 5° 28.555' W

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Drive into St. Ives town and head for Porthgwidden Beach. There is a car park there. The point is over to your right as you look out onto the small Porthgwidden beach, there is also a wave there too.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive into St. Ives town and head for Porthgwidden Beach. There is a car park there. The point is over to your right as you look out onto the small Porthgwidden beach, there is also a wave there too.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive into St. Ives town and head for Porthgwidden Beach. There is a car park there. The point is over to your right as you look out onto the small Porthgwidden beach, there is also a wave there too.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive into St. Ives town and head for Porthgwidden Beach. There is a car park there. The point is over to your right as you look out onto the small Porthgwidden beach, there is also a wave there too.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Breakwater - Ramparts

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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There is also another car park closer to the point if you head directly left at the entrance to the one described earlier. Travel 100 metres and you will turn left, 20 metres more, turn left. There is a 100 pound warning sign about a fine, but you only get a warning notice and no fine on the first time the inspector catches you. The car park is often pretty much empty, so it is not like you are talking residents spaces.

English (Translate this text in English): There is also another car park closer to the point if you head directly left at the entrance to the one described earlier. Travel 100 metres and you will turn left, 20 metres more, turn left. There is a 100 pound warning sign about a fine, but you only get a warning notice and no fine on the first time the inspector catches you. The car park is often pretty much empty, so it is not like you are talking residents spaces.

English (Translate this text in English): There is also another car park closer to the point if you head directly left at the entrance to the one described earlier. Travel 100 metres and you will turn left, 20 metres more, turn left. There is a 100 pound warning sign about a fine, but you only get a warning notice and no fine on the first time the inspector catches you. The car park is often pretty much empty, so it is not like you are talking residents spaces.

English (Translate this text in English): There is also another car park closer to the point if you head directly left at the entrance to the one described earlier. Travel 100 metres and you will turn left, 20 metres more, turn left. There is a 100 pound warning sign about a fine, but you only get a warning notice and no fine on the first time the inspector catches you. The car park is often pretty much empty, so it is not like you are talking residents spaces.

Atmosphere

Usually works in winter storms where everywhere else is super windy and maxed. Can get rippy.Portgwidden beach can also be fun in storm surf - especially for body boarding. The car park at the Island is better to park at as I have seen them fine people at the car park mentioned!!

English (Translate this text in English): Usually works in winter storms where everywhere else is super windy and maxed. Can get rippy.Portgwidden beach can also be fun in storm surf - especially for body boarding. The car park at the Island is better to park at as I have seen them fine people at the car park mentioned!!

English (Translate this text in English): Usually works in winter storms where everywhere else is super windy and maxed. Can get rippy.Portgwidden beach can also be fun in storm surf - especially for body boarding. The car park at the Island is better to park at as I have seen them fine people at the car park mentioned!!

English (Translate this text in English): Usually works in winter storms where everywhere else is super windy and maxed. Can get rippy.Portgwidden beach can also be fun in storm surf - especially for body boarding. The car park at the Island is better to park at as I have seen them fine people at the car park mentioned!!

General

Good spot, local grommets are good. Enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot, local grommets are good. Enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot, local grommets are good. Enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot, local grommets are good. Enjoy it.

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By Anonymous , 08-08-2007

- This is the breakwater, it's the same spot! Back in the day it used to be an awesome break, but after the rocks were dumped there it screwed it up. On a big swell you could ride from 'gwidden, down breakwater, over the "Rampers" and get spat out at the end of the harbour wall. Haven't seen it work properly in years!

By Lard Hamilton , 28-07-2007

- Have you really surfed here?
Hollow ?? Powerfull ?? Get real

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