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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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Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cornwall (South)

  1. ShoresurfShore Surf School: ‘Godrevy: 2ft and a little slack again on the high tide. Will improve on the drop.’
    Godrevy, 15 km away
  2. Eyeball hqEyeball Surfcheck: ‘Thursday 16th august 6:35am - 3ft+. Looking a tad messy and disorganised out here today with moderate/blustery wnw cross onshore winds. Check out saunton on the mid to high tide range for some shelter and a chance of a slightly cleaner wave. Tides: 8.8m: high: 10:15am - low: 4:20pm - high: 10:35pm.’
    Croyde, 140 km away
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1 h 7 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
WNW
Cross-Shore
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Praa Sands Surf Forecast / Cornwall (South) / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 17 Aug 2018 BST

Praa Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Praa Sands sea temperature is 15.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.5 min: 15.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.6
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1.5
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)12121110101010810121111109988888888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)117090588555142331329944796812256523871941131019166634531312021
Wind
(km/h)
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
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20
WSW
20
WSW
20
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25
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30
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25
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15
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15
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15
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10
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10
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20
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10
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0
SE
5
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5
NW
20
NNE
25
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25
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20
N
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
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onononcross-
on
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:18AM
5.48

10:42PM
5.38
11:09AM
5.04

11:37PM
4.90
12:08PM
4.67

12:43AM
4.53

1:21PM
4.46
2:01AM
4.39

2:39PM
4.48
3:14AM
4.49

3:43PM
4.69

4:11AM
4.74
4:34PM
4.99


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:08AM
0.72
4:28PM
0.97

4:57AM
1.20
5:21PM
1.42

5:53AM
1.63
6:25PM
1.79

7:02AM
1.92

7:42PM
1.97
8:19AM
1.99

8:59PM
1.91
9:28AM
1.83

10:00PM
1.67
10:21AM
1.56

10:47PM
1.37

Note: the tide data above is for Hayle which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Praa Sands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Praa Sands blow from the NE.
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1515151516171616161819191819191818191815151212
Sunrise
-6:13--6:15--6:16--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:22---
Sunset
--8:36--8:34--8:31--8:30--8:28--8:25--8:23--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the N by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Praa Sands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Praa Sands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Praa Sands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Praa Sands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Praa Sands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Praa Sands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in South Cornwall? If you are looking for accommodation near Praa Sands, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in South Cornwall, consider staying in Penzance which is 12 km (7 miles) away. Other places in and around South Cornwall where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Camborne which is 14 km (9 miles) away, Penryn, Falmouth and The Lizard.