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Latitude: 50° 6.108' N
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Drive towards Penzance from Helston. Turn off at Praa sands. Park in car park over looking the Beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Nice long beach so you can normally get a peak to yourself if your prepared to walk. Needs a BIG swell to work at high tide but when its pumping its my favorite Cornish break. Got a sort of french Aquitain feel to it on the few days a year when its really going off.
Nice cossy sort of atmosphere for a beach which is about 1km long.
Had a 6FT session at the far east end which is called Hendra in the early 1990s which was trully mind blowing. Unfortunatly they closed the car park at that end but you can still walk there.
If the winds coming from the north and the north coast is huge then praa sands is a good to check.
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