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 - Friday 22nd May

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Fri 22nd May 3
ft
WNW8
mph
2
ft
WNW8
mph
3
ft
WNW8
mph
Sat 23rd May 2
ft
NNE9
mph
1
ft
NNE10
mph
3
ft
NNE10
mph
Sun 24th May 2
ft
W9
mph
1
ft
W10
mph
2
ft
W10
mph
Mon 25th May 3
ft
NNW9
mph
2
ft
NNW9
mph
3
ft
NNW9
mph
Tue 26th May 3
ft
NNW11
mph
2
ft
NNW11
mph
4
ft
NNW11
mph
Wed 27th May 3
ft
SE3
mph
2
ft
SW4
mph
3
ft
SW4
mph
Thu 28th May 5
ft
NNW15
mph
3
ft
NNW16
mph
5
ft
NNW16
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Fri 22nd May 00:00 (-14hrs) Fri 22nd May 06:00 (-8hrs) Fri 22nd May 12:00 (-2hrs) Fri 22nd May 18:00 (+4hrs) Sat 23rd May 00:00 (+10hrs) Sat 23rd May 06:00 (+16hrs) Sat 23rd May 12:00 (+22hrs) Sat 23rd May 18:00 (+28hrs) Sun 24th May 00:00 (+34hrs) Sun 24th May 06:00 (+40hrs) Sun 24th May 12:00 (+46hrs) Sun 24th May 18:00 (+52hrs) Mon 25th May 00:00 (+58hrs) Mon 25th May 06:00 (+64hrs) Mon 25th May 12:00 (+70hrs) Mon 25th May 18:00 (+76hrs) Tue 26th May 00:00 (+82hrs) Tue 26th May 06:00 (+88hrs) Tue 26th May 12:00 (+94hrs) Tue 26th May 18:00 (+100hrs) Wed 27th May 00:00 (+106hrs) Wed 27th May 06:00 (+112hrs) Wed 27th May 12:00 (+118hrs) Wed 27th May 18:00 (+124hrs) Thu 28th May 00:00 (+130hrs) Thu 28th May 06:00 (+136hrs) Thu 28th May 12:00 (+142hrs) Thu 28th May 18:00 (+148hrs) Fri 29th May 00:00 (+154hrs) Fri 29th May 06:00 (+160hrs) Fri 29th May 12:00 (+166hrs)
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Tide times

  • Fri 22nd May
  • Low 02:40am
    (1.04m)
  • High 08:10am
    (5.08m)
  • Low 02:53pm
    (1.23m)
  • High 08:29pm
    (5.15m)
  • Sat 23rd May
  • Low 03:20am
    (1.29m)
  • High 08:53am
    (4.82m)
  • Low 03:31pm
    (1.49m)
  • High 09:13pm
    (4.90m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast