About Pentewan

This small beach break faces due east, meaning only the biggest Atlantic swells or storms wrap around into the bay. Offshore in westerly winds, its best when small and clean, working well from low to mid - gets a bit fat at high when there can be backwash from the steep beach. Usually crowded when working.

Source: Pentewan Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Fun spot for all.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty friendly.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can be one of few spots working so expect crowds.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Fun wave in huge storms, easily closes out.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy paddle out.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds - watch out for bailed boards.

Access

Pay parking at leisure centre in campsite. Ticket gets you discount in the leisure centre cafe.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

December - February when the big storms rage.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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