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Whitsand Bay and Tregantle Surf Guide

Whitsand Bay and Tregantle in South Cornwall is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Whitsand Bay and Tregantle Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whitsand Bay and Tregantle:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whitsand Bay and Tregantle occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Whitsand Bay and Tregantle (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Whitsand Bay and Tregantle 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 24% of the time in April while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% 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 Whitsand Bay and Tregantle Location Map

Interactive Whitsand Bay and Tregantle 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 Whitsand Bay and Tregantle is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whitsand Bay and Tregantle is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY), also in England, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Whitsand Bay and Tregantle Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 21:35 Local Time
TueWednesday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Whitsand Bay and Tregantle

Surf stats for Whitsand Bay and Tregantle, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Whitsand Bay and Tregantle

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

Whitsand Bay and Tregantle Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mark from United Kingdom
“Tregantle is the most popular spot, cannot surf here when the red flag is flying as it's a firing range. I surf here regular and it's a lot more consistent than most people believe. I don't surf at Tregantle, where I find it too busy. Near high tide gives the best waves, but never powerful and closes out a lot. On the plus side, can be very few people and nice scenery.”

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    • Icon  s33.0
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
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