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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 Surf Forecast / Cornwall (South) / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 04 Mar 2021 GMT
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Praa Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Praa Sands sea temperature is 9.7 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 9.6 max: 10.3 min: 8.3 °C)
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Praa Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Praa Sands sea temperature is 9.7 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 9.6 max: 10.3 min: 8.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cornwall (South)

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Praa Sands (light winds from the NE at Culdrose Airport 10 km from Praa Sands). 0.6m 9 s period swell from W with 0.5m 5 s period wind swell from NNE

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Actual: 53 min ago

Light
11 km/h
NE
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Praa Sands this week:

The surf forecast for Praa Sands over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Praa Sands in the next 7 days are 5.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 11) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 5s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Fri 5th Mar)3ft (0.9m) 11s
Best Surf12PM (Wed 10th Mar)13ft (4.0m) 11s
Most Powerful 6PM (Thu 11th Mar)16ft (5.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Praa Sands over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
10012344444430320011110011
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
0.7
W
0.5
SW
0.7
W
0.9
SW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.3
W
1.5
W
1.5
W
1.6
W
1.5
W
1.4
W
1.2
W
1.4
W
0.9
W
1.2
W
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4.5
W
5
W
4
W
10121310111817151314131212128111091214101012
8967173170247469711743794906878681575389248195294258843295389390257374088
10
N
25
E
30
E
25
E
20
E
20
ENE
20
E
15
NE
10
NE
10
NNW
5
NNE
0
SSE
15
SW
30
SW
15
NNW
15
WSW
40
SW
50
SW
30
W
15
WNW
45
W
60
W
25
W
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glassononcross-
off
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
8:59PM
5.80
9:24AM
5.65
9:51PM
5.34
10:23AM
5.11
10:57PM
4.89
11:41AM
4.67
12:24AM
4.64
1:17PM
4.54
1:57AM
4.73
2:40PM
4.76
3:09AM
5.07
3:40PM
5.11
4:01AM
5.47
4:26PM
5.46
3:10AM
0.65
3:38PM
0.93
4:06AM
1.14
4:39PM
1.44
5:19AM
1.58
6:01PM
1.81
6:52AM
1.77
7:35PM
1.83
8:22AM
1.60
8:53PM
1.55
9:28AM
1.24
9:49PM
1.17
10:16AM
0.87
10:32PM
0.81

Note: the tide data above is for Hayle which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Praa Sands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Praa Sands blow from the NE

Thu
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudslight rainlight rainsome cloudsheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrsclear
-------------4--54-1411-
77444554554569881011108999
7534444445446788101197999
54-1-10111421336556766445
--6:56--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:47--6:45--6:43--
6:07--6:09--6:12--6:13--6:15--6:15--6:17--6:20-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Low air temperatures (max 7°C on Thu afternoon, min 3°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Fri morning, calm by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Wed morning, min 4°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, near gales from the W by Thu morning).

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Information about the Praa Sands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Praa Sands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Praa Sands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Praa Sands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Praa Sands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Praa Sands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in South Cornwall? If you are looking for accommodation near Praa Sands, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in South Cornwall, consider staying in Penzance which is 12 km (7 miles) away. Other places in and around South Cornwall where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Camborne which is 14 km (9 miles) away, Penryn, Falmouth and The Lizard.

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