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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: 26.0 °C

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Sunday, 21 July 2019, 03:14 Local time
Sunday 21
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - 3
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
WSW 20
SSW 25
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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.

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Pentewan Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cardinham, 25 km from Pentewan.

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
14.0 °C

Current weather near Pentewan

Buoy Data:

At Looe Bay Waverider, 17 miles from Pentewan.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 5.6 5.6 5.9 5.9

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Overall Pentewan Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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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.