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Pentewan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Pentewan Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.7 °C

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Sunday, 18 February 2018, 20:18 Local time
SunMonday 19
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 20
NW 20
Wind State off off off off

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Pentewan in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saint Austell, 6 km from Pentewan.

IS AT (local time)

Pentewan Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mid Cornwall Polgooth wx, 5 km from Pentewan.


Air temperature
10.8 °C

Current weather near Pentewan

Buoy Data:

At BUOY-62050, 26 miles from Pentewan.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Average period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Pentewan Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

This chart illustrates the range of swells directed at Pentewan over a normal February.... (show all text)

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The two graphs above are also combined in the single Pentewan surf consistency graph.

Also see Pentewan surf quality by season and Pentewan surf quality by month.

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Pentewan Location Maps

Pentewan Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Cornwall (South) surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pentewan

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pentewan:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pentewan:

Tide stations nearest to Pentewan:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Pentewan:

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Town and city forecasts close to Pentewan:


  • The closest passenger airport to Pentewan is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pentewan is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 109 km (68 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 Pentewan and is 160 km (99 miles) away.
Pentewan break location map and break info

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