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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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 Sennen

UK, Cornwall West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 50° 4.96' N
Longitude: 5° 41.911' W

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Go to Sennen, parking on the beach. For Gwenvor paddle round the rocks at the North end of the beach.... Paddling around the rocks is NOT advised! There are some pretty heavy rips and if your caught in a big set those little swines arn't very forgiving.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Sennen, parking on the beach. For Gwenvor paddle round the rocks at the North end of the beach.... Paddling around the rocks is NOT advised! There are some pretty heavy rips and if your caught in a big set those little swines arn't very forgiving.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Sennen, parking on the beach. For Gwenvor paddle round the rocks at the North end of the beach.... Paddling around the rocks is NOT advised! There are some pretty heavy rips and if your caught in a big set those little swines arn't very forgiving.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Sennen, parking on the beach. For Gwenvor paddle round the rocks at the North end of the beach.... Paddling around the rocks is NOT advised! There are some pretty heavy rips and if your caught in a big set those little swines arn't very forgiving.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Whitesands

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.sennen-cove.co... 

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 Additional Information

Great place in the Summer, picks up even the slightist ripple in the Atlantic. Gwenvor is a beach at the North of Sennen. This Must pick up the most swell in Cornwall. Watch out for strong rips on a decent swell. Both beaches are lifegaurd patrolled in the summer. Heavy beach break when big so watch your boards when coming in! One of the few waves in England where you can actually have a descent hollow wave without nailing yourself on a reef!

English (Translate this text in English): Great place in the Summer, picks up even the slightist ripple in the Atlantic. Gwenvor is a beach at the North of Sennen. This Must pick up the most swell in Cornwall. Watch out for strong rips on a decent swell. Both beaches are lifegaurd patrolled in the summer. Heavy beach break when big so watch your boards when coming in! One of the few waves in England where you can actually have a descent hollow wave without nailing yourself on a reef!

English (Translate this text in English): Great place in the Summer, picks up even the slightist ripple in the Atlantic. Gwenvor is a beach at the North of Sennen. This Must pick up the most swell in Cornwall. Watch out for strong rips on a decent swell. Both beaches are lifegaurd patrolled in the summer. Heavy beach break when big so watch your boards when coming in! One of the few waves in England where you can actually have a descent hollow wave without nailing yourself on a reef!

English (Translate this text in English): Great place in the Summer, picks up even the slightist ripple in the Atlantic. Gwenvor is a beach at the North of Sennen. This Must pick up the most swell in Cornwall. Watch out for strong rips on a decent swell. Both beaches are lifegaurd patrolled in the summer. Heavy beach break when big so watch your boards when coming in! One of the few waves in England where you can actually have a descent hollow wave without nailing yourself on a reef!

Atmosphere

Best place in the Summer. However very very very crowded in peak season. Has some of the best waves in England

English (Translate this text in English): Best place in the Summer. However very very very crowded in peak season. Has some of the best waves in England

English (Translate this text in English): Best place in the Summer. However very very very crowded in peak season. Has some of the best waves in England

English (Translate this text in English): Best place in the Summer. However very very very crowded in peak season. Has some of the best waves in England

General

Good Extra stuff can be found on:
http://www.sennen-cove.com/surf.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Good Extra stuff can be found on:<br />http://www.sennen-cove.com/surf.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Good Extra stuff can be found on:&lt;br &#47;&gt;http:&#47;&#47;www.sennen-cove.com&#47;surf.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Good Extra stuff can be found on:&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;http:&amp;#47;&amp;#47;www.sennen-cove.com&amp;#47;surf.htm

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Sennen
By Hugosmithy99
Aug 3, 2007
Classic Sennen - This covers 2 days, hence why the details contradict themselves.  This happened last August where for a couple of days there was a pretty big storm lingering on the SW coast, one day the waves were totally maxing out and despite the lifeg
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By Anonymous , 28-09-2009

Edd it's been YEARS - Hope you are OK. We are in war zone,fortunately we did get rid of BUSH however everything else is pretty bad.Do not want to return to States,cannot afford New Zealand they want 750K up front, so back to looking into Sennen. We gotta get outa here, it's bad.Still remember good times on sennen.com, what a hoot, except as I recall you got us both banned, heehee.Well at least no one is out in the water here, just have to dodge the bullets.XXX
http://marjorieanndrake.blogspot.com/

By Hugosmithy99 , 16-08-2008

- Just like pipeline then?

By Anonymous , 31-07-2008

Sennen Cove - The place sucks. Beachguards designate the surf area and usually there are no waves in that area. Don't even think of going there. waste of time and money. Waves break like 10 meters from the beach.

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