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Sennen Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 2.6

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Sennen Cove break guidePhoto by: Doug Parry

Sennen Cove Surf Guide

Sennen Cove in North Cornwall is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. 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. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Sennen Cove Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sennen Cove:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Sennen Cove 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 33% of the time in April while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% 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 Sennen Cove Location Map

Interactive Sennen Cove 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 Sennen Cove is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sennen Cove is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 120 km (75 miles) away.

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Sennen Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 21:57 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 9 12 11 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 30
E 25
E 25
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Sennen Cove

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

Wind History at Sennen Cove

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

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