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 - Tuesday 28th Jul

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Tue 28th Jul 8
ft
WNW20
mph
6
ft
WNW19
mph
8
ft
WNW19
mph
Wed 29th Jul 5
ft
NW17
mph
3
ft
NW17
mph
5
ft
NW17
mph
Thu 30th Jul 4
ft
NNW12
mph
2
ft
NNW13
mph
4
ft
NNW13
mph
Fri 31st Jul 2
ft
NE4
mph
1
ft
E4
mph
2
ft
E4
mph
Sat 1st Aug 3
ft
WSW13
mph
3
ft
W13
mph
4
ft
W13
mph
Sun 2nd Aug 3
ft
S8
mph
2
ft
S8
mph
3
ft
S8
mph
Mon 3rd Aug 2
ft
SSE12
mph
5
ft
SSE15
mph
3
ft
SSE15
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Tue 28th Jul 00:00 (-10hrs) Tue 28th Jul 06:00 (-4hrs) Tue 28th Jul 12:00 (+2hrs) Tue 28th Jul 18:00 (+8hrs) Wed 29th Jul 00:00 (+14hrs) Wed 29th Jul 06:00 (+20hrs) Wed 29th Jul 12:00 (+26hrs) Wed 29th Jul 18:00 (+32hrs) Thu 30th Jul 00:00 (+38hrs) Thu 30th Jul 06:00 (+44hrs) Thu 30th Jul 12:00 (+50hrs) Thu 30th Jul 18:00 (+56hrs) Fri 31st Jul 00:00 (+62hrs) Fri 31st Jul 06:00 (+68hrs) Fri 31st Jul 12:00 (+74hrs) Fri 31st Jul 18:00 (+80hrs) Sat 1st Aug 00:00 (+86hrs) Sat 1st Aug 06:00 (+92hrs) Sat 1st Aug 12:00 (+98hrs) Sat 1st Aug 18:00 (+104hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 00:00 (+110hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 06:00 (+116hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 12:00 (+122hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 18:00 (+128hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 00:00 (+134hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 06:00 (+140hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 12:00 (+146hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 18:00 (+152hrs) Tue 4th Aug 00:00 (+158hrs) Tue 4th Aug 06:00 (+164hrs) Tue 4th Aug 12:00 (+170hrs)
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Tide times

  • Tue 28th Jul
  • High 02:42am
    (4.52m)
  • Low 09:18am
    (1.69m)
  • High 03:13pm
    (4.74m)
  • Low 09:48pm
    (1.57m)
  • Wed 29th Jul
  • High 03:38am
    (4.79m)
  • Low 10:14am
    (1.40m)
  • High 04:03pm
    (5.07m)
  • Low 10:42pm
    (1.24m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast