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Porthmeor beach in St Ives
Porthmeor Beach in St Ives
Porthmeor Beach on the North Coast of Cornwall
Porthmeor Beach in St Ives is a popular surfing spot because of its close proximity to the town.

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+ There are currently 250,000 surfers in the UK.

+ The biggest surf normally occurs on a pushing tide, especially on the Bristol Channel coast.

+ Croyde Bay in North Devon and Fistral Beach in Cornwall are two of the most popular surfing beaches in Britain.

+ The first ever degree in surfing was offered by the University of Plymouth.

+ The record for the most number of surfers on a board was broken in 1989 at Fistral Beach, Newquay. Twelve surfers rode a 37ft longboard shaped by Tim Mellors.

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Overlooked by the St Ives Tate Gallery, Porthmeor Beach offers waves that are suitable for beginners to intermediate.

Porthmeor Beach
Porthmeor Beach in St Ives

Porthmeor beach faces a n/nw direction so it is fairly sheltered from west or south west swells.

During a South Westerly wind it blows cross-offshore making it a useful spot when most of the North coast is blown out. Works best from low - mid tide. Gets very crowded in the Summer months.

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