Surfing at Porthmeor

Porthmeor Beach in St Ives

When art and surf collide, Porthmeor Beach in St.Ives is overlooked by the Tate Gallery and is one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist spots because of its close proximity to the famous town that has everything.

Surfing at Porthmeor Beach’s friendly break often attracts beginners and intermediates, seeking shelter and reduced wave height when other more exposed beaches are taking a battering from south westerlies and producing huge waves. So when the north is blown out, Porthmeor waters are bustling with activity.

Porthmeor Beach is great for surfing beginners and intermediates who favour the less is more theory of wave height…and like art.

Surf challenge: 5