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Perranporth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.6

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Perranporth break guide

Perranporth Surf Guide

Perranporth in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Perranporth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Perranporth:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Perranporth 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 18% of the time in February while 63% 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.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Perranporth Location Map

Interactive Perranporth 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 Perranporth is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Perranporth is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Perranporth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 21:03 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 15
E 20
ENE
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Perranporth

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

Wind History at Perranporth

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

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