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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) Spot ID

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Mounts Bay (Penzance)

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Monday, 6 July 2015, 04:05 Local time
Monday 06
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.8
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.5
W
1.6
W
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SSW 40
S 50
S 50
SSW
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Penzance in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south southwest.. Best around mid tide. Watch out for rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

IS AT (local time)

Mounts Bay (Penzance) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Culdrose (navy base), 19 km from Mounts Bay (Penzance).

light winds from the WSW

km/h
Air temperature
13.9 °C

Current weather near Mounts Bay (Penzance)

Buoy Data:

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

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
1.4
1.3
1.4
Average period (s) 7 7 7 7

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

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Mounts Bay (Penzance) Location Maps

Mounts Bay (Penzance) Location Map

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

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Wave buoys nearest to Mounts Bay (Penzance):

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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.
Mounts Bay (Penzance) break location map and break info

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).