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Pendower Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.2

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Pendower Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.7 °C

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 07:10 Local time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 5 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
Wind State off off off off

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Pendower Beach in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northwest with some shelter here from east winds. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south southwest.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Caerhays, 8 km from Pendower Beach.

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Pendower Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP1257, 11 km from Pendower Beach.


Air temperature
12.5 °C

Current weather near Pendower Beach

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 14 miles from Pendower Beach.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 13.3 12.5 15.4 13.3

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Overall Pendower Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Tide stations nearest to Pendower Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    14 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Pendower Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Pendower Beach is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pendower Beach is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Pendower Beach and is 174 km (108 miles) away.
Pendower Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pendower Beach, Cornwall (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Pendower Beach sea temperature, Pendower Beach photographs, Pendower Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pendower Beach webcams, current wind from Cornwall (South) live weather stations and Pendower Beach 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 Pendower Beach.