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 - Sunday 21st Dec

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Sun 21st Dec 5
ft
SW23
mph
4
ft
SW23
mph
7
ft
SW23
mph
Mon 22nd Dec 7
ft
WSW26
mph
5
ft
WSW26
mph
9
ft
WSW26
mph
Tue 23rd Dec 7
ft
WSW20
mph
4
ft
WSW20
mph
10
ft
WSW20
mph
Wed 24th Dec 6
ft
WNW18
mph
4
ft
NW17
mph
8
ft
NW17
mph
Thu 25th Dec 3
ft
NW17
mph
3
ft
NW17
mph
5
ft
NW17
mph
Fri 26th Dec 5
ft
SW21
mph
5
ft
SSW23
mph
7
ft
SSW23
mph
Sat 27th Dec 10
ft
NW34
mph
7
ft
NW33
mph
11
ft
NW33
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Sun 21st Dec 00:00 (-18hrs) Sun 21st Dec 06:00 (-12hrs) Sun 21st Dec 12:00 (-6hrs) Sun 21st Dec 18:00 (0hrs) Mon 22nd Dec 00:00 (+6hrs) Mon 22nd Dec 06:00 (+12hrs) Mon 22nd Dec 12:00 (+18hrs) Mon 22nd Dec 18:00 (+24hrs) Tue 23rd Dec 00:00 (+30hrs) Tue 23rd Dec 06:00 (+36hrs) Tue 23rd Dec 12:00 (+42hrs) Tue 23rd Dec 18:00 (+48hrs) Wed 24th Dec 00:00 (+54hrs) Wed 24th Dec 06:00 (+60hrs) Wed 24th Dec 12:00 (+66hrs) Wed 24th Dec 18:00 (+72hrs) Thu 25th Dec 00:00 (+78hrs) Thu 25th Dec 06:00 (+84hrs) Thu 25th Dec 12:00 (+90hrs) Thu 25th Dec 18:00 (+96hrs) Fri 26th Dec 00:00 (+102hrs) Fri 26th Dec 06:00 (+108hrs) Fri 26th Dec 12:00 (+114hrs) Fri 26th Dec 18:00 (+120hrs) Sat 27th Dec 00:00 (+126hrs) Sat 27th Dec 06:00 (+132hrs) Sat 27th Dec 12:00 (+138hrs) Sat 27th Dec 18:00 (+144hrs) Sun 28th Dec 00:00 (+150hrs) Sun 28th Dec 06:00 (+156hrs) Sun 28th Dec 12:00 (+162hrs)
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Tide times

  • Sun 21st Dec
  • High 03:44am
    (5.36m)
  • Low 10:24am
    (1.12m)
  • High 04:03pm
    (5.35m)
  • Low 10:46pm
    (1.00m)
  • Mon 22nd Dec
  • High 04:26am
    (5.59m)
  • Low 11:10am
    (0.90m)
  • High 04:46pm
    (5.50m)
  • Low 11:31pm
    (0.85m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast