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 07th Jul

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Tue 7th Jul 5
ft
WSW18
mph
5
ft
WSW19
mph
6
ft
WSW19
mph
Wed 8th Jul 8
ft
WNW24
mph
6
ft
WNW24
mph
9
ft
WNW24
mph
Thu 9th Jul 3
ft
NNW10
mph
3
ft
NNW10
mph
3
ft
NNW10
mph
Fri 10th Jul 3
ft
SE12
mph
2
ft
SE13
mph
3
ft
SE13
mph
Sat 11th Jul 5
ft
WNW17
mph
4
ft
WNW17
mph
6
ft
WNW17
mph
Sun 12th Jul 6
ft
WNW17
mph
4
ft
NW16
mph
6
ft
NW16
mph
Mon 13th Jul 3
ft
NW10
mph
3
ft
NW9
mph
3
ft
NW9
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Tue 7th Jul 00:00 (-10hrs) Tue 7th Jul 06:00 (-4hrs) Tue 7th Jul 12:00 (+2hrs) Tue 7th Jul 18:00 (+8hrs) Wed 8th Jul 00:00 (+14hrs) Wed 8th Jul 06:00 (+20hrs) Wed 8th Jul 12:00 (+26hrs) Wed 8th Jul 18:00 (+32hrs) Thu 9th Jul 00:00 (+38hrs) Thu 9th Jul 06:00 (+44hrs) Thu 9th Jul 12:00 (+50hrs) Thu 9th Jul 18:00 (+56hrs) Fri 10th Jul 00:00 (+62hrs) Fri 10th Jul 06:00 (+68hrs) Fri 10th Jul 12:00 (+74hrs) Fri 10th Jul 18:00 (+80hrs) Sat 11th Jul 00:00 (+86hrs) Sat 11th Jul 06:00 (+92hrs) Sat 11th Jul 12:00 (+98hrs) Sat 11th Jul 18:00 (+104hrs) Sun 12th Jul 00:00 (+110hrs) Sun 12th Jul 06:00 (+116hrs) Sun 12th Jul 12:00 (+122hrs) Sun 12th Jul 18:00 (+128hrs) Mon 13th Jul 00:00 (+134hrs) Mon 13th Jul 06:00 (+140hrs) Mon 13th Jul 12:00 (+146hrs) Mon 13th Jul 18:00 (+152hrs) Tue 14th Jul 00:00 (+158hrs) Tue 14th Jul 06:00 (+164hrs) Tue 14th Jul 12:00 (+170hrs)
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Tide times

  • Tue 7th Jul
  • Low 03:41am
    (0.86m)
  • High 09:14am
    (5.15m)
  • Low 04:01pm
    (1.06m)
  • High 09:39pm
    (5.32m)
  • Wed 8th Jul
  • Low 04:31am
    (1.06m)
  • High 10:07am
    (4.98m)
  • Low 04:54pm
    (1.26m)
  • High 10:35pm
    (5.11m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast