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Praa Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.6

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Praa Sands Spot ID

Early morning Praa, Praa Sands photo

Praa Sands

Photo credit: Laurence Couch

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.5 °C

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Sunday, 21 April 2019, 13:14 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
SE 15
SE 10
Wind State cross-
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Praa Sands in South Cornwall is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hayle, 10 km from Praa Sands.

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Praa Sands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porthleven Waverider, 8 km from Praa Sands.


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Current weather near Praa Sands

Buoy Data:

At Porthleven Waverider, 5 miles from Praa Sands.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 14.3 13.3 14.3 14.3

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Overall Praa Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Tide stations nearest to Praa Sands:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Praa Sands:


  • The closest passenger airport to Praa Sands is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praa Sands is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 191 km (119 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Praa Sands and is 197 km (122 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Praa Sands, Cornwall (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Praa Sands sea temperature, Praa Sands photographs, Praa Sands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praa Sands webcams, current wind from Cornwall (South) live weather stations and Praa 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 Praa Sands.