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A30 road from Penzance, head west, turn off to St. Buryan and then follow signs for the 'Minack Theatre' and 'Porthcurno'. There's a national trust car park near Porthcurno beach. The best waves are to be had if you paddle nearer to the point to the left as you look out from the beach at low tide. It's called 'Logan Rock'. It's about one third of a mile from Porthcurno beach and sometimes there's some sick waves to be had there, hollow, fast and great fun, hardly a soul about normally, and before all you locals start moaning, it's a well known beach and sign posted, this is not a secret spot.
DistanceTake a car
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Park in the national trust car park.This beach and those next to it Green Bay and Pedne Vedna are sporadic in the quality of the wave, it's very fickle, but occassionally it goes off holding hollow waves up to four or five feet, locals have seen and surfed bigger in the winter. It's an incredibly beautiful beach listed before in Elle magazine as being in the top 10 most beautiful in the worlld! I've seen and surfed it in decent conditions in the spring and autumn back in the mid 80's at 4' - 6'. It does suffer from breaking mid tide quite close to the cliff between Green Bay and Pedne Vedna and the waves bounce off the cliff and back out to sea with a phenomenal affect.
Great atmosphere, watch out for local pricks from places like Hayle. Be respectful and don't drop in. Great atmosphere, great scenery and beats the shit out of the north coast.
By oneday... , 21-04-2006
Pednvounder so cool - This place is my heaven - every year I have to come back. Its amazing - you could be anywhere, and the first time the sandbar appeared was like a gift. Have never attempted to bring the boards down the cliff tho - carrying the kids is bad enough.
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