Perranporth (Droskyn) Spot Guide

About Perranporth (Droskyn)

This huge expense of westerly facing beach is a great swell catcher, and the relatively gentle slope makes it popular with beginners and intermediates. At the southern Droskyn end is a good, sometimes hollow left breaking in front of the cliffs from low to mid-tide. Backwash then turns it into a bumpy, unpredictable proposition. The main beach at Perranporth, stretching away to the north, doesn't handle larger swells, but in small to medium surf there's plenty of room to spread the crowds out. Inexperienced surfers should access the water via the beach, not the cliff path to the jump-off point at Droskyn Head.

Source: Perranporth (Droskyn) Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

All.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Relaxed.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Plenty of space to spread out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Average spot on most days.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Fairly easy on the shoulders till you get caught inside.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rip currents.

Access

Simple.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Autumn.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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