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Kennack Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Kennack Sands break guidePhoto by: Jason Crouch

Kennack Sands Surf Guide

Kennack Sands in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

Kennack Sands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kennack Sands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kennack Sands occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Kennack Sands (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kennack Sands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in January while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kennack Sands Location Map

Interactive Kennack Sands surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Kennack Sands is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kennack Sands is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Kennack Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 13:25 Local Time
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Wind (km/h) 20
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Swell History at Kennack Sands

Surf stats for Kennack Sands, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Kennack Sands

Wind stats for Kennack Sands, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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