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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 50° 23.635' N
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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.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
- Nudist colony (France only!)
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
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???????