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Perran Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Perran Sands

Photo credit: Simon Towers

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 13:01 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
WNW 20
W 20
Wind State on on cross-

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Perran Sands in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as a right hand reef break.. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rips and rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Newquay, 7 km from Perran Sands.

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Live Weather:

At Perranporth Waverider, 2 km from Perran Sands.


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Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 1 miles from Perran Sands.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 9.1 10.0 10.0 10.0

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Overall Perran Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Perran Sands is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Perran Sands is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Perran Sands and is 171 km (106 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Perran Sands, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Perran Sands sea temperature, Perran Sands photographs, Perran Sands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Perran Sands webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Perran Sands 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 Perran Sands.