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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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 Penhale

UK, Cornwall West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 50° 23.635' N
Longitude: 5° 8.588' W

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Drive towards Newquay, turn off towards Perranporth - DO NOT turn off for Penhale Army base - keep going until you get to Perran Sands holiday park & drive through til you get to the dunes. TAKE THE ACCESS PATH through the dunes - DO NOT walk sraight down the dunes, as they will be damaged.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive towards Newquay, turn off towards Perranporth - DO NOT turn off for Penhale Army base - keep going until you get to Perran Sands holiday park & drive through til you get to the dunes. TAKE THE ACCESS PATH through the dunes - DO NOT walk sraight down the dunes, as they will be damaged.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive towards Newquay, turn off towards Perranporth - DO NOT turn off for Penhale Army base - keep going until you get to Perran Sands holiday park & drive through til you get to the dunes. TAKE THE ACCESS PATH through the dunes - DO NOT walk sraight down the dunes, as they will be damaged.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive towards Newquay, turn off towards Perranporth - DO NOT turn off for Penhale Army base - keep going until you get to Perran Sands holiday park & drive through til you get to the dunes. TAKE THE ACCESS PATH through the dunes - DO NOT walk sraight down the dunes, as they will be damaged.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Nudist colony (France only!)

 Additional Information

Penhale corner is to the north of the beach, where a right breaks off the rocks. All the way down the beach are many peaks, often empty

English (Translate this text in English): Penhale corner is to the north of the beach, where a right breaks off the rocks. All the way down the beach are many peaks, often empty

English (Translate this text in English): Penhale corner is to the north of the beach, where a right breaks off the rocks. All the way down the beach are many peaks, often empty

English (Translate this text in English): Penhale corner is to the north of the beach, where a right breaks off the rocks. All the way down the beach are many peaks, often empty

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General

Awesome

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome

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By anonymous , 18-01-2006

- Great beach - especially during the summer. Surfed there during the autumn when porthowan was crowded - 8ft and didn't have to fight for a wave. But beware of clamping during the summer - not fun when u come in from a great session to find car clamped - not a happy bunny.

By a local , 05-10-2005

behind the island rock thing - behind the rock at holywell which looks like its off the end of the headland at penhale from the town end of perranporth is some kind of break probably reef. only seen it break a handfull of times and have lived here all my life. probably needs a bigger swell than the cribber, 8-10 foot at least i would guess, maybe more. dont know how ridable it is. dont know if anyone has tried. fucking long way to paddle so a boat would be nice, oh and BIG balls. dare you!!

By anonymous , 19-12-2004

holywell? - surfed holywell during the summer (like jus down the road from here) wats it like in winter??is the not a reef/point/break off that big island rock thing at the left side of the beach when there is a big swell- also is there a wedge of the rocks here coming up2 high???????

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