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Pentewan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Pentewan Surf Guide

Pentewan in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights.

Pentewan Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pentewan:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pentewan 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 0% of the time in January while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
96%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pentewan Location Map

Interactive Pentewan 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 Pentewan is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pentewan is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 50 km (31 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Pentewan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 05:24 Local Time
Tuesday 13
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
E 10
E 15
ESE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Pentewan

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

Wind History at Pentewan

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pentewan. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    25km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    25km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pentewan:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.