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    Brittany rider's looking for a good spot for the next days!

    Hi everybody!My name is MickaŽl, and I'm from Brittany (west part of France).I'm going to Cornwall from 8 to 21th february and the wind looks really good for the 9th!South-east wind and west swell, which spot could be available to play waveriding?Bigbury bay's looks good no?Sorry if my english is not perfect, I hope to progress!See you!

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    Welcome. Yes Bigbury, plus Marazion and Praa all get mentioned in easterly winds. I've sailed at Marazion and in a SE wind St Michaels Mount causes a wind shadow, but Easterly is good.

    http://forums.boards.co.uk/showthrea...highlight=praa

    http://forums.boards.co.uk/showthrea...highlight=praa

    http://forums.boards.co.uk/showthrea...highlight=praa

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    I'm not a local expert, but have made many trips over the years - often on SE winds.

    I would have thought those three just mentioned are the most likely candidates. I'm guessing Praa will be the most challenging as a lot of swell will be getting in and its a heavy beach break with no hiding place!

    Bigbury is quite protected from the swell, particularly at low tide, but you can sail upwind to bantham where it will be pumping. It might be gusty though, with wind having to come over cliffs upwind.

    Marazion is also protected from the swell, but some does get in towards the E end of the beach by st michaels mount. I've had some easy, fun sessions there at low tide with SE winds and a chunky W swell. The middle of the bay will be more onshore and better for jumping - its also where most tend to sail - but I like the clean sideshore waves upwind more...

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    The 1st time I went to Marazion in 2014 it was a lighter easterly wind with a westerly swell and it was easy and safe. From the forecast Thursday and Friday look to have a decent swell so there should be some waves making it around into the bay. Avoid high tide as the beach is shingle and steep so you get a shoredump. The tide looks good if you sail before 2pm. It looks cold though.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_a...2#tide-details

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    Depending on your ability, and the conditions you want, you can always check out Daymer bay (on the Camel estuary between Polzeath and Rock) .
    with an incoming tide and se wind getting funnelled down the estuary, it can be mighty fun, with clean swell pushing in.

    if southerly, check out Gwithian and if sw, then the bluff.

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    Thank you guys!
    My accomodation place is near to Penzance.
    I think go to Praa tomorrow!

    The spots looks really beautiful!

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