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 - Friday 31st Oct

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Fri 31st Oct 6
ft
SSW20
mph
6
ft
SSW18
mph
7
ft
SSW18
mph
Sat 1st Nov 5
ft
WSW14
mph
5
ft
SW15
mph
7
ft
SW15
mph
Sun 2nd Nov 7
ft
W14
mph
5
ft
W15
mph
9
ft
W15
mph
Mon 3rd Nov 8
ft
WSW22
mph
6
ft
WSW22
mph
10
ft
WSW22
mph
Tue 4th Nov 7
ft
WSW17
mph
4
ft
WSW17
mph
10
ft
WSW17
mph
Wed 5th Nov 4
ft
S16
mph
2
ft
W18
mph
6
ft
W18
mph
Thu 6th Nov 4
ft
SSE17
mph
4
ft
S18
mph
5
ft
S18
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Fri 31st Oct 00:00 (-22hrs) Fri 31st Oct 06:00 (-16hrs) Fri 31st Oct 12:00 (-10hrs) Fri 31st Oct 18:00 (-4hrs) Sat 1st Nov 00:00 (+2hrs) Sat 1st Nov 06:00 (+8hrs) Sat 1st Nov 12:00 (+14hrs) Sat 1st Nov 18:00 (+20hrs) Sun 2nd Nov 00:00 (+26hrs) Sun 2nd Nov 06:00 (+32hrs) Sun 2nd Nov 12:00 (+38hrs) Sun 2nd Nov 18:00 (+44hrs) Mon 3rd Nov 00:00 (+50hrs) Mon 3rd Nov 06:00 (+56hrs) Mon 3rd Nov 12:00 (+62hrs) Mon 3rd Nov 18:00 (+68hrs) Tue 4th Nov 00:00 (+74hrs) Tue 4th Nov 06:00 (+80hrs) Tue 4th Nov 12:00 (+86hrs) Tue 4th Nov 18:00 (+92hrs) Wed 5th Nov 00:00 (+98hrs) Wed 5th Nov 06:00 (+104hrs) Wed 5th Nov 12:00 (+110hrs) Wed 5th Nov 18:00 (+116hrs) Thu 6th Nov 00:00 (+122hrs) Thu 6th Nov 06:00 (+128hrs) Thu 6th Nov 12:00 (+134hrs) Thu 6th Nov 18:00 (+140hrs) Fri 7th Nov 00:00 (+146hrs) Fri 7th Nov 06:00 (+152hrs) Fri 7th Nov 12:00 (+158hrs)
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Tide times

  • Fri 31st Oct
  • Low 03:51am
    (1.85m)
  • High 09:41am
    (4.81m)
  • Low 04:32pm
    (1.80m)
  • High 10:23pm
    (4.55m)
  • Sat 1st Nov
  • Low 05:08am
    (1.95m)
  • High 11:03am
    (4.76m)
  • Low 05:54pm
    (1.79m)
  • High 11:50pm
    (4.60m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast