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Pendower Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Pendower Beach break guidePhoto by: Mr.A.P.Jessel

Pendower Beach Surf Guide

Pendower Beach in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northwest with some shelter here from east winds. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south southwest.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Pendower Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pendower Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pendower Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pendower Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in February while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
73%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pendower Beach Location Map

Interactive Pendower Beach 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 Pendower Beach is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pendower Beach is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Pendower Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 16:41 Local Time
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Wave (m) 0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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Period (s) 15 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
ESE 5
E 5
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross

Swell History at Pendower Beach

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

Wind History at Pendower Beach

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

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