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Praa Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.6

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Praa Sands break guidePhoto by: Laurence Couch

Praa Sands Surf Guide

Praa Sands in South Cornwall is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Praa Sands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praa Sands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praa Sands occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Praa Sands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in April while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praa Sands Location Map

Interactive Praa 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 Praa Sands is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praa Sands is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Praa Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 21:03 Local Time
TueWednesday 02
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 10
NNW 25
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Praa Sands

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

Wind History at Praa Sands

Wind stats for Praa Sands, 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 Praa Sands. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Praa Sands: