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 - Saturday 30th Apr

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Sat 30th Apr 3
ft
WNW12
mph
2
ft
W12
mph
3
ft
W12
mph
Sun 1st May 3
ft
SW14
mph
3
ft
SW16
mph
4
ft
SW16
mph
Mon 2nd May 5
ft
SW21
mph
5
ft
SW23
mph
6
ft
SW23
mph
Tue 3rd May 6
ft
NW10
mph
4
ft
NW10
mph
7
ft
NW10
mph
Wed 4th May 3
ft
S14
mph
3
ft
S15
mph
5
ft
S15
mph
Thu 5th May 5
ft
S6
mph
4
ft
SSW6
mph
6
ft
SSW6
mph
Fri 6th May 3
ft
NE10
mph
3
ft
NE10
mph
4
ft
NE10
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Sat 30th Apr 00:00 (-17hrs) Sat 30th Apr 06:00 (-11hrs) Sat 30th Apr 12:00 (-5hrs) Sat 30th Apr 18:00 (+1hrs) Sun 1st May 00:00 (+7hrs) Sun 1st May 06:00 (+13hrs) Sun 1st May 12:00 (+19hrs) Sun 1st May 18:00 (+25hrs) Mon 2nd May 00:00 (+31hrs) Mon 2nd May 06:00 (+37hrs) Mon 2nd May 12:00 (+43hrs) Mon 2nd May 18:00 (+49hrs) Tue 3rd May 00:00 (+55hrs) Tue 3rd May 06:00 (+61hrs) Tue 3rd May 12:00 (+67hrs) Tue 3rd May 18:00 (+73hrs) Wed 4th May 00:00 (+79hrs) Wed 4th May 06:00 (+85hrs) Wed 4th May 12:00 (+91hrs) Wed 4th May 18:00 (+97hrs) Thu 5th May 00:00 (+103hrs) Thu 5th May 06:00 (+109hrs) Thu 5th May 12:00 (+115hrs) Thu 5th May 18:00 (+121hrs) Fri 6th May 00:00 (+127hrs) Fri 6th May 06:00 (+133hrs) Fri 6th May 12:00 (+139hrs) Fri 6th May 18:00 (+145hrs) Sat 7th May 00:00 (+151hrs) Sat 7th May 06:00 (+157hrs) Sat 7th May 12:00 (+163hrs)
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Tide times

  • Sat 30th Apr
  • Low 05:08am
    (1.80m)
  • High 10:59am
    (4.32m)
  • Low 05:39pm
    (1.94m)
  • High 11:40pm
    (4.48m)
  • Sun 1st May
  • Low 06:24am
    (1.83m)
  • High 12:24pm
    (4.33m)
  • Low 07:02pm
    (1.89m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast