Praa Sands Surf Report

Praa Sands is a quality wave when it's working. Often provides a really heavy, barelly wave near high tide, breaking close to the beach. On the down side this is probably the most popular beach on the south coast and get's packed whenever there's a south coast swell and northerly wind.

Generally the best wave is right out in front of the Sand Bar at high tide although at a lower tide there can be some decent waves closer to the cliffs. It seems most days not much goes no between this end and Hendra at the other end on terms of waves.

Praa handles a reasonable size swell, I've seen it surfable up to about double head high, but it is heavy. The classic story is about Pete the Yank wiping out, thinking where's my board only to find it bungee-ing back, tail first into his eye - ouch!!

Fistral surf report - updated 8am

7 day surf forecast for Fistral
DateWave HeightSwell DirectionWave PeriodWind
Fri 18th Aug 3
ft
W 7
secs
WNW7
mph
Sat 19th Aug 3
ft
W 6
secs
WNW7
mph
Sun 20th Aug 5
ft
NNW 6
secs
NNW19
mph
Mon 21st Aug 2
ft
NNW 5
secs
N11
mph
Tue 22nd Aug 3
ft
W 5
secs
WSW13
mph
Wed 23rd Aug 4
ft
W 6
secs
W13
mph
Thu 24th Aug 3
ft
W 6
secs
NW9
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements