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park at sennen cove car park and walk around the head land (5-10 miniute walk)until you see the next bay with peeling rights.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
take the rip out on the right and surf the point on the right. this only works at low to mid tide but the peak in the middle is good as well. So long as the massive rips aren't running.
By the crimper , 03-12-2008
fake locals - Love the hype! U may find nowadays that most of us local born and bred locals are actually overrun by people who have moved here and now consider themselves local. Far fewer of the original gwenvor crew are still to be seen in the water which is a fuckin shame as we always had a stoked, friendly, sharing and good vibe..and the standard was always to a high level and we didn't drop in on each other! The new locals (who I have no idea who they are) are agro, unfriendly shitheads who have no respect for each other and are frankly selfish kooks who regularly surf like they are taking a steaming shit or have lost their glasses. So respect to the old crew who used to have respect on the point and shame on you newcomers who frankly have ruined the vibe altogether...even I feel violent when I surf there regularly and I'm a hippy!!
By Anonymous , 22-05-2008
Gwenvor - Absolutely ramed in summer, everyone in west cornwall decides to turn up. However in winter when theres a decent wave at the main breaks, you can score this big with no one in sight. Hell of a paddleout though.
By Anonymous , 03-12-2007
mind your step - was visited Gwenvor last winter and got told to f*@k off by a couple of angry locals when i got their way. if you want a more mellow atmosphere just go round to sennen, its often got better banks anyway.