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Mounts Bay (Penzance) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Mounts Bay (Penzance) Spot ID

surfs up, Mounts Bay (Penzance) photo

Mounts Bay (Penzance)

Photo credit: William

Penzance overlooking Mounts Bay, Mounts Bay (Penzance) photo

Mounts Bay (Penzance)

Photo credit: William

Clean surf at Penzance, Mounts Bay (Penzance) photo

Mounts Bay (Penzance)

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.6 °C

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 00:42 Local time
TueWednesday 16
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 6 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 45
SSE 35
W 35
W 30
Wind State on cross cross-

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Penzance in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south southwest.. Best around mid tide. Watch out for rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newlyn, England, 3 km from Mounts Bay (Penzance).

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Mounts Bay (Penzance) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Penzance Waverider, 3 km from Mounts Bay (Penzance).


Air temperature
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Current weather near Mounts Bay (Penzance)

Buoy Data:

At Penzance Waverider, 2 miles from Mounts Bay (Penzance).

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 4.2 4.3 5.3 5.9

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Overall Mounts Bay (Penzance) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

Surf stats for Mounts Bay (Penzance): see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Mounts Bay (Penzance): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Mounts Bay (Penzance) Location Maps

Mounts Bay (Penzance) Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Mounts Bay (Penzance):

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    21 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Mounts Bay (Penzance):


  • The closest passenger airport to Mounts Bay (Penzance) is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mounts Bay (Penzance) is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 193 km (120 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Mounts Bay (Penzance) and is 203 km (126 miles) away.
Mounts Bay (Penzance) break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mounts Bay (Penzance), Cornwall (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Mounts Bay (Penzance) sea temperature, Mounts Bay (Penzance) photographs, Mounts Bay (Penzance) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mounts Bay (Penzance) webcams, current wind from Cornwall (South) live weather stations and Mounts Bay (Penzance) tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Mounts Bay (Penzance).