Located in West Cornwall, England, Holywell Bay is a quality beach break that offers up good sections for performance manoeuvres when the conditions line up. The waves here are not always easy to surf and break for up to 50 meters over a sand bottom. The river mouth here shapes the banks, but can also ruin them too.
What are the best surf conditions for Holywell Bay?
Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here if smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here is not the most consistent (3/10) and is generally uncrowded (4/10). The best winds are from the Southeast. The best swells are from the Northwest, Southwest, and West. Works on a low to mid tide best.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit in the summer when water temperatures rise to 17 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 will work for the 9-degree water. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.