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Penhale ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Penhale Surf Guide

Penhale in North Cornwall is a beach break. Offshore winds blow from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks,.

Penhale Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Penhale:

The best conditions reported for surf at Penhale occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Penhale with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in April while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Penhale Location Map

Interactive Penhale 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 Penhale is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Penhale is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Penhale Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 22:05 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 9 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
E 20
E 20
ENE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Penhale

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

Wind History at Penhale

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Penhale:

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