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Kennack Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Kennack Sands Spot ID

JC Photography, Kennack Sands photo

Kennack Sands

Photo credit: Jason Crouch

JC Photography, Kennack Sands photo

Kennack Sands

Photo credit: JC Photography - Jason Crouch

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Friday, 20 September 2019, 10:31 Local time
Friday 20
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 45
ESE 45
ESE 40
ESE 40
Wind State cross-

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Kennack Sands in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Church Cove, 9 km from Kennack Sands.

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Kennack Sands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porthleven Waverider, 11 km from Kennack Sands.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Kennack Sands

Buoy Data:

At Porthleven Waverider, 7 miles from Kennack Sands.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.8

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Overall Kennack Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Kennack Sands Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kennack Sands:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kennack Sands:

Tide stations nearest to Kennack Sands:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Kennack Sands:


  • The closest passenger airport to Kennack Sands is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kennack Sands is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is 181 km (112 miles) away.
  • Ploujean (Morlaix) Airport (MXN), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Kennack Sands and is 184 km (114 miles) away.
Kennack Sands break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kennack Sands, Cornwall (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Kennack Sands sea temperature, Kennack Sands photographs, Kennack Sands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kennack Sands webcams, current wind from Cornwall (South) live weather stations and Kennack Sands tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Kennack Sands.