The Cornwall Surf Guide - Compiled by surfers, for surfers

Believe it or not there's more to surfing in Cornwall than Newquay and Fistral Beach. Lots more...

Cornwall's location, jutting straight out into the Atlantic Ocean, makes it a magnet for swell. Combine this with its milder climate and a plethora of excellent beaches and you have the UK's premier surf destination. Until very recently Cornwall was pretty much unchallenged by anywhere in the British Isles for the quality of surfers it has produced over the years. This is gradually changing as spots in the North East, Northern Ireland, South Wales and Scotland gain in reputation, but it is hard to imagine any of these places have the unique combination that makes Cornwall the surf capitol of the UK.

To further cement the county's reputation it is the location for one of the biggest pro-surf competitions in Europe. The Fistral Boardmasters (as it is currently known) has been running under various names for over 10 years, attracting some of the biggest names in the surfing world.

Cornwall Surf Forecast - Wednesday 04th Mar

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Wed 4th Mar 7
ft
NW12
mph
4
ft
NW10
mph
8
ft
NW10
mph
Thu 5th Mar 4
ft
SW9
mph
3
ft
SW10
mph
6
ft
SW10
mph
Fri 6th Mar 7
ft
SSW14
mph
5
ft
SSW15
mph
9
ft
SSW15
mph
Sat 7th Mar 6
ft
SSW16
mph
6
ft
SSW18
mph
8
ft
SSW18
mph
Sun 8th Mar 7
ft
SSW14
mph
6
ft
SSW15
mph
10
ft
SSW15
mph
Mon 9th Mar 6
ft
SE8
mph
4
ft
E9
mph
7
ft
E9
mph
Tue 10th Mar 4
ft
S12
mph
4
ft
S13
mph
4
ft
S13
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Wed 4th Mar 00:00 (-23hrs) Wed 4th Mar 06:00 (-17hrs) Wed 4th Mar 12:00 (-11hrs) Wed 4th Mar 18:00 (-5hrs) Thu 5th Mar 00:00 (+1hrs) Thu 5th Mar 06:00 (+7hrs) Thu 5th Mar 12:00 (+13hrs) Thu 5th Mar 18:00 (+19hrs) Fri 6th Mar 00:00 (+25hrs) Fri 6th Mar 06:00 (+31hrs) Fri 6th Mar 12:00 (+37hrs) Fri 6th Mar 18:00 (+43hrs) Sat 7th Mar 00:00 (+49hrs) Sat 7th Mar 06:00 (+55hrs) Sat 7th Mar 12:00 (+61hrs) Sat 7th Mar 18:00 (+67hrs) Sun 8th Mar 00:00 (+73hrs) Sun 8th Mar 06:00 (+79hrs) Sun 8th Mar 12:00 (+85hrs) Sun 8th Mar 18:00 (+91hrs) Mon 9th Mar 00:00 (+97hrs) Mon 9th Mar 06:00 (+103hrs) Mon 9th Mar 12:00 (+109hrs) Mon 9th Mar 18:00 (+115hrs) Tue 10th Mar 00:00 (+121hrs) Tue 10th Mar 06:00 (+127hrs) Tue 10th Mar 12:00 (+133hrs) Tue 10th Mar 18:00 (+139hrs) Wed 11th Mar 00:00 (+145hrs) Wed 11th Mar 06:00 (+151hrs) Wed 11th Mar 12:00 (+157hrs)
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Tide times

  • Wed 4th Mar
  • High 03:59am
    (5.13m)
  • Low 10:44am
    (1.09m)
  • High 04:15pm
    (5.07m)
  • Low 10:55pm
    (1.09m)
  • Thu 5th Mar
  • High 04:31am
    (5.28m)
  • Low 11:17am
    (0.96m)
  • High 04:47pm
    (5.20m)
  • Low 11:28pm
    (0.97m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast