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Perran Sands Surf Guide

Perran Sands in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as a right hand reef break.. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rips and rocks.

Perran Sands Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Perran Sands:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Perran Sands 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 22% of the time in February while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Perran Sands Location Map

Interactive Perran 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 Perran Sands is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Perran Sands is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Perran Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 12:13 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 24
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Perran Sands

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

Wind History at Perran Sands

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

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