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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Praa sands

UK, Cornwall South

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Drive towards Penzance from Helston. Turn off at Praa sands. Park in car park over looking the Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive towards Penzance from Helston. Turn off at Praa sands. Park in car park over looking the Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive towards Penzance from Helston. Turn off at Praa sands. Park in car park over looking the Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive towards Penzance from Helston. Turn off at Praa sands. Park in car park over looking the Beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

Bottom

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Nice long beach so you can normally get a peak to yourself if your prepared to walk. Needs a BIG swell to work at high tide but when its pumping its my favorite Cornish break. Got a sort of french Aquitain feel to it on the few days a year when its really going off.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice long beach so you can normally get a peak to yourself if your prepared to walk. Needs a BIG swell to work at high tide but when its pumping its my favorite Cornish break. Got a sort of french Aquitain feel to it on the few days a year when its really going off.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice long beach so you can normally get a peak to yourself if your prepared to walk. Needs a BIG swell to work at high tide but when its pumping its my favorite Cornish break. Got a sort of french Aquitain feel to it on the few days a year when its really going off.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice long beach so you can normally get a peak to yourself if your prepared to walk. Needs a BIG swell to work at high tide but when its pumping its my favorite Cornish break. Got a sort of french Aquitain feel to it on the few days a year when its really going off.

Atmosphere

Nice cossy sort of atmosphere for a beach which is about 1km long.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice cossy sort of atmosphere for a beach which is about 1km long.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice cossy sort of atmosphere for a beach which is about 1km long.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice cossy sort of atmosphere for a beach which is about 1km long.

General

Had a 6FT session at the far east end which is called Hendra in the early 1990s which was trully mind blowing. Unfortunatly they closed the car park at that end but you can still walk there.

If the winds coming from the north and the north coast is huge then praa sands is a good to check.

English (Translate this text in English): Had a 6FT session at the far east end which is called Hendra in the early 1990s which was trully mind blowing. Unfortunatly they closed the car park at that end but you can still walk there.<br /><br />If the winds coming from the north and the north coast is huge then praa sands is a good to check.

English (Translate this text in English): Had a 6FT session at the far east end which is called Hendra in the early 1990s which was trully mind blowing. Unfortunatly they closed the car park at that end but you can still walk there.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;If the winds coming from the north and the north coast is huge then praa sands is a good to check.

English (Translate this text in English): Had a 6FT session at the far east end which is called Hendra in the early 1990s which was trully mind blowing. Unfortunatly they closed the car park at that end but you can still walk there.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If the winds coming from the north and the north coast is huge then praa sands is a good to check.

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By Anonymous , 01-06-2007

surf shops - hey does any1 know if theres any surf shops nearby??

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