Bamaluz - surfing

Bamaluz is home to one of St Ives' best "secret spots" - The Breakwater.
When it breaks (which isn't that often) the wave is a long walling left hander breaking in front of Smeaton's Peir.
It needs a pretty big northerly swell to work but can handle winds right round to west-northwest. On the down side when it works well, it attracts big crowds and it can be really difficult to get a wave

Surf report

Current surf conditions for Bamaluz (19th Jun)
Wave height * 4ft / 1.1m
Swell period 6s
Swell direction  °
Wind  ° 15mph / 24km/h
* Wave size is face height of set waves.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard patrol


Parking on the Island and at Porth Gwidden, but car parks are often full. It is often easier to Park and Ride from Lelant or St Erth stations.