uk es it fr pt nl
Perranuthnoe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 2.9

See all 18 ratings

Based on 5 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Perranuthnoe Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.aprilSw.animatedSw.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The rose diagram shows the combination of swells directed at Perranuthnoe through a typical April. It is based on 3120 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coast so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Perranuthnoe. In this particular case the best grid node is 13 km away (8 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These happened only 20% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast. The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the N. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Perranuthnoe and out to sea. We group these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose plot. Because wind determines whether or not waves are surfable at Perranuthnoe, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average April, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at Perranuthnoe run for about 80% of the time.

  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.januarySw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.februarySw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.marchSw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.aprilSw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.maySw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.juneSw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.julySw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.augustSw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.septemberSw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.octoberSw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.novemberSw.animated
  • Perranuthnoe.surf.statistics.decemberSw.animated

Also see Perranuthnoe wind stats

Compare Perranuthnoe with another surf break

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.