Sennen Surf Report

Surf report for Sat 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 1:32am (1.20m)
High 7:13am (5.27m)
Low 1:59pm (1.16m)
High 7:35pm (4.97m)
Daylight
First light07:32
Sunrise08:08
Sunset16:59
Dark17:35
Surf report for Sun 23/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 2:09am (1.28m)
High 7:51am (5.18m)
Low 2:36pm (1.27m)
High 8:13pm (4.88m)
Daylight
First light07:31
Sunrise08:07
Sunset17:01
Dark17:37
Surf report for Mon 24/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 2:49am (1.40m)
High 8:31am (5.05m)
Low 3:18pm (1.41m)
High 8:57pm (4.76m)
Daylight
First light07:30
Sunrise08:06
Sunset17:03
Dark17:38
Surf report for Tue 25/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 3:34am (1.55m)
High 9:18am (4.89m)
Low 4:09pm (1.58m)
High 9:50pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light07:29
Sunrise08:05
Sunset17:04
Dark17:40
Surf report for Wed 26/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 4:30am (1.71m)
High 10:17am (4.70m)
Low 5:11pm (1.74m)
High 10:57pm (4.50m)
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise08:04
Sunset17:06
Dark17:41
Surf report for Thu 27/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 5:41am (1.83m)
High 11:32am (4.55m)
Low 6:26pm (1.80m)
Daylight
First light07:27
Sunrise08:03
Sunset17:07
Dark17:43

Being located at the very toe end of Cornwall, less than 2 miles from Land's End, Sennen picks up as much swell as any North Coast beach. It is also more likely to pick up Southerly swells wrapping around.

As a rule it is always bigger towards the northern end of the beach (North Rocks), often considerably. At a higher tide this can provide a good shorebreak.

There are usually a couple of good peaks in the middle of the beach off the valley but these are very much dependent on the state of the banks.

At a lower tide there is a fast (closey) right-hander that breaks towards the car park which can get good on the right day.

One of the best waves on the beach is the cafe wave which on a mid tide and big swell can provide some excellent rides.

For the more adventurous (suicidal) there is a reef about 100 metres off shore called the Cowloes. With a decent sized swell, hollow looking lefts can be seen cranking of the rocks here. The Cowloes have been surfed a few times but are still a bit of an unknown and seem to have lots of semi-submurged rocks in the wrong places.

Overall, Sennen is often a safe bet as it's crecsent shape can cope with winds from due east to south westerly. The fact that it's usually twice as big at the northern end means it never really gets maxed out.

These factors make it a wave suitable for all standards - it's also a good learners beach as the waves are often not very steep (plus there is board hire on the beach).

On the negative side it does get pretty busy in the summer.