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Latitude: 50° 25.043' N
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At North or South, by Road!
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
Three main spots: Little Fistral (near Pentire Head); often crowded, doesn't work at high tides: North Fistral; probably one of the best beach breaks in the UK (on it's day), and South Fistral; some shelter from SWly winds, with some nice lefts off the rocks at most tides. Little / North Fistral usually fairly busy, but South not too bad. Very occaisional reports of hassling etc at Little / North, but generally 'competitive' atmosphere without being aggressive!
Can be classic, can be a complete waste of time.
Generally better than most other Newquay beaches (Watergate included). Go try it, but not on a w/e in summer.
By Anonymous , 16-09-2007
Nigel Woodcock - hey seen a couple of posts about my dad, Nigel Woodcock,for anyone that wants to know, he is still around he now has his own yacht managment buisness, so doesnt really have time to shape anymore, however i am on the case and reckon i will have him shaping again soon! alot of nagging and gentle persuasion should do the trick! i have got him back surfing as he was away for a few years with his work but hes back in the sea now, and still ripping, hopefully it should light his fire again and make him wana shape some more boards!
anyway il keep you posted
By andy , 16-06-2007
andy ..pentire - it can be good some times epic,but most of the time its full of wannabe twats that paddel about given you the stink eye..or its on shore ... we have 1000s of miles of coast in the uk why the f..k does everyone wanna surf her.i have surfed all over the uk and the world and hate to say it but fistral has the worst vibe..you guys in the east/north east are much more chilled out ..or maybe its just the cold water..ever way its a better vibe.so save your petrol and the planet and go surf your nearest break .
By Patchwork , 29-05-2007
newquay - iv been going to newquay for quite a few years now, and i thought it was the one and only place to be for surfing in the south. but since going to north devon iv been totally changed u guys do have alot of nice beaches with nice surf but its the crowds of yobs ect that come down every summer, all they do is trash the beach and get pissed every night making it almost impossible to have a good night out without stepping in puke or getting a fist in ur face, i understand that its a large part of newquays economy but if any one else has the same trouble with newquay that i do i would seriously advise north devon. crantock is a lovley beach tho and ill have alot of good memorys their.
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