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 - Monday 28th Jul

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Mon 28th Jul 3
ft
NNW16
mph
1
ft
NNW16
mph
4
ft
NNW16
mph
Tue 29th Jul 2
ft
NNW10
mph
1
ft
NNW10
mph
3
ft
NNW10
mph
Wed 30th Jul 2
ft
NNW10
mph
1
ft
NNW10
mph
3
ft
NNW10
mph
Thu 31st Jul 2
ft
W8
mph
1
ft
W8
mph
3
ft
W8
mph
Fri 1st Aug 2
ft
WSW8
mph
1
ft
WSW9
mph
3
ft
WSW9
mph
Sat 2nd Aug 2
ft
WNW7
mph
1
ft
NW7
mph
3
ft
NW7
mph
Sun 3rd Aug 1
ft
E3
mph
1
ft
ESE3
mph
2
ft
ESE3
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Mon 28th Jul 00:00 (-17hrs) Mon 28th Jul 06:00 (-11hrs) Mon 28th Jul 12:00 (-5hrs) Mon 28th Jul 18:00 (+1hrs) Tue 29th Jul 00:00 (+7hrs) Tue 29th Jul 06:00 (+13hrs) Tue 29th Jul 12:00 (+19hrs) Tue 29th Jul 18:00 (+25hrs) Wed 30th Jul 00:00 (+31hrs) Wed 30th Jul 06:00 (+37hrs) Wed 30th Jul 12:00 (+43hrs) Wed 30th Jul 18:00 (+49hrs) Thu 31st Jul 00:00 (+55hrs) Thu 31st Jul 06:00 (+61hrs) Thu 31st Jul 12:00 (+67hrs) Thu 31st Jul 18:00 (+73hrs) Fri 1st Aug 00:00 (+79hrs) Fri 1st Aug 06:00 (+85hrs) Fri 1st Aug 12:00 (+91hrs) Fri 1st Aug 18:00 (+97hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 00:00 (+103hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 06:00 (+109hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 12:00 (+115hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 18:00 (+121hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 00:00 (+127hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 06:00 (+133hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 12:00 (+139hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 18:00 (+145hrs) Mon 4th Aug 00:00 (+151hrs) Mon 4th Aug 06:00 (+157hrs) Mon 4th Aug 12:00 (+163hrs)
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Tide times

  • Mon 28th Jul
  • Low 12:49am
    (1.10m)
  • High 06:18am
    (5.13m)
  • Low 12:58pm
    (1.11m)
  • High 06:34pm
    (5.33m)
  • Tue 29th Jul
  • Low 01:22am
    (1.06m)
  • High 06:52am
    (5.15m)
  • Low 01:31pm
    (1.09m)
  • High 07:07pm
    (5.33m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast