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Penhale ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Penhale Spot ID

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Type: beach


Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Sunday, 25 August 2019, 19:35 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
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Penhale in North Cornwall is a beach break. The best wind direction is from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks,.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 4 km from Penhale.

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Penhale Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Perranporth Waverider, 4 km from Penhale.


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Current weather near Penhale

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 2 miles from Penhale.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 8.3 8.3 7.1 8.3

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Overall Penhale Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Tide stations nearest to Penhale:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    17 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Penhale:


  • The closest passenger airport to Penhale is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Penhale is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Penhale and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
Penhale break location map and break info

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