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!!

Polzeath surf report - updated 8am Monday 23rd Jan

7 day surf forecast for Polzeath
DateWave HeightSwell DirectionWave PeriodWind
Mon 23rd Jan 4
ft
WSW 11
secs
SW13
mph
Tue 24th Jan 4
ft
WSW 11
secs
SW13
mph
Wed 25th Jan 7
ft
WSW 8
secs
S20
mph
Thu 26th Jan 6
ft
SSW 8
secs
SSE27
mph
Fri 27th Jan 4
ft
SSW 9
secs
SSW11
mph
Sat 28th Jan 6
ft
WSW 7
secs
SW19
mph
Sun 29th Jan 8
ft
WSW 8
secs
SSW24
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements