Mounts Bay (Penzance) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Mounts Bay (Penzance) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(South Cornwall, UK)

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Mounts Bay (Penzance) Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:37 Local time

Monday 30
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 12 12 12 13
Wind (km/h) 20
W 30
SW 60
SW 60
Wind State cross-

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Mounts Bay (Penzance) in South Cornwall is a reasonably exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the optimum wave angle is from the south southwest. Best around mid tide. Take care of rocks in the line up.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newlyn, England, 3 km from Mounts Bay (Penzance).

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Mounts Bay (Penzance) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP903, 15 km from Mounts Bay (Penzance).


Air temperature
9.4 °C

Current weather near Mounts Bay (Penzance)

Buoy Data:

At Sevenstones Buoy, 26 miles from Mounts Bay (Penzance).

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.6
Average period (s) 10 10 10 10

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Overall Mounts Bay (Penzance) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mounts Bay (Penzance):

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Marazion 1 mi
Second closest break Newlyn Harbour Wall 2 mi
Third closest break Perranuthnoe 2 mi
Fourth closest break Kenneggy Cove 4 mi
Fifth closest break Carbis Bay 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Mounts Bay (Penzance):

Closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 26 mi
Second closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 104 mi
Third closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 117 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 157 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Brittany Buoy 227 mi

Tide stations nearest to Mounts Bay (Penzance):

Closest tide station Newlyn 2 mi
Second closest tide station St Ives 6 mi
Third closest tide station Hayle 6 mi
Fourth closest tide station Penryn 18 mi
Fifth closest tide station Falmouth 21 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Mounts Bay (Penzance):

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 296 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 323 mi
Third closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 345 mi
Fourth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 346 mi
Fifth closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 346 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Mounts Bay (Penzance):

Closest city location Plymouth (United Kingdom) 62 mi
Second closest city location Newton Abbot (United Kingdom) 89 mi
Third closest city location Paignton (United Kingdom) 89 mi
Fourth closest city location Barnstaple (United Kingdom) 91 mi
Fifth closest city location Torbay (United Kingdom) 92 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Penzance is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 52 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Penzance is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 195 km (121 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Penzance and is 202 km (125 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mounts Bay (Penzance), Cornwall (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Mounts Bay (Penzance) sea temperature, Mounts Bay (Penzance) photographs, Mounts Bay (Penzance) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mounts Bay (Penzance) webcams, current wind from Cornwall (South) live weather stations and Mounts Bay (Penzance) 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 Mounts Bay (Penzance).


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