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 - Thursday 28th Aug

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Thu 28th Aug 4
ft
SW15
mph
5
ft
SW15
mph
6
ft
SW15
mph
Fri 29th Aug 4
ft
SW15
mph
5
ft
SW15
mph
6
ft
SW15
mph
Sat 30th Aug 6
ft
WSW17
mph
4
ft
WSW18
mph
9
ft
WSW18
mph
Sun 31st Aug 4
ft
W14
mph
3
ft
W14
mph
7
ft
W14
mph
Mon 1st Sep 3
ft
NNW7
mph
2
ft
NNW6
mph
4
ft
NNW6
mph
Tue 2nd Sep 3
ft
SW8
mph
2
ft
SW9
mph
4
ft
SW9
mph
Wed 3rd Sep 4
ft
W3
mph
3
ft
WNW4
mph
6
ft
WNW4
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Wed 27th Aug 00:00 (-6hrs) Wed 27th Aug 06:00 (0hrs) Wed 27th Aug 12:00 (+6hrs) Wed 27th Aug 18:00 (+12hrs) Thu 28th Aug 00:00 (+18hrs) Thu 28th Aug 06:00 (+24hrs) Thu 28th Aug 12:00 (+30hrs) Thu 28th Aug 18:00 (+36hrs) Fri 29th Aug 00:00 (+42hrs) Fri 29th Aug 06:00 (+48hrs) Fri 29th Aug 12:00 (+54hrs) Fri 29th Aug 18:00 (+60hrs) Sat 30th Aug 00:00 (+66hrs) Sat 30th Aug 06:00 (+72hrs) Sat 30th Aug 12:00 (+78hrs) Sat 30th Aug 18:00 (+84hrs) Sun 31st Aug 00:00 (+90hrs) Sun 31st Aug 06:00 (+96hrs) Sun 31st Aug 12:00 (+102hrs) Sun 31st Aug 18:00 (+108hrs) Mon 1st Sep 00:00 (+114hrs) Mon 1st Sep 06:00 (+120hrs) Mon 1st Sep 12:00 (+126hrs) Mon 1st Sep 18:00 (+132hrs) Tue 2nd Sep 00:00 (+138hrs) Tue 2nd Sep 06:00 (+144hrs) Tue 2nd Sep 12:00 (+150hrs) Tue 2nd Sep 18:00 (+156hrs) Wed 3rd Sep 00:00 (+162hrs) Wed 3rd Sep 06:00 (+168hrs) Wed 3rd Sep 12:00 (+174hrs)
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Tide times

  • Thu 28th Aug
  • Low 01:27am
    (0.99m)
  • High 06:58am
    (5.30m)
  • Low 01:38pm
    (1.03m)
  • High 07:12pm
    (5.39m)
  • Fri 29th Aug
  • Low 01:58am
    (1.03m)
  • High 07:29am
    (5.26m)
  • Low 02:10pm
    (1.10m)
  • High 07:43pm
    (5.31m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast