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 05th Sep

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Sat 5th Sep 2
ft
NNE12
mph
3
ft
NNE15
mph
1
ft
NNE15
mph
Sun 6th Sep 1
ft
NE7
mph
2
ft
NE8
mph
1
ft
NE8
mph
Mon 7th Sep 0
ft
ENE7
mph
1
ft
NE8
mph
0
ft
NE8
mph
Tue 8th Sep 0
ft
ESE10
mph
1
ft
ESE10
mph
0
ft
ESE10
mph
Wed 9th Sep 1
ft
ESE9
mph
2
ft
SE9
mph
1
ft
SE9
mph
Thu 10th Sep 3
ft
ESE13
mph
3
ft
ESE13
mph
4
ft
ESE13
mph
Fri 11th Sep 1
ft
SE15
mph
3
ft
SE15
mph
1
ft
SE15
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Sat 5th Sep 00:00 (-16hrs) Sat 5th Sep 06:00 (-10hrs) Sat 5th Sep 12:00 (-4hrs) Sat 5th Sep 18:00 (+2hrs) Sun 6th Sep 00:00 (+8hrs) Sun 6th Sep 06:00 (+14hrs) Sun 6th Sep 12:00 (+20hrs) Sun 6th Sep 18:00 (+26hrs) Mon 7th Sep 00:00 (+32hrs) Mon 7th Sep 06:00 (+38hrs) Mon 7th Sep 12:00 (+44hrs) Mon 7th Sep 18:00 (+50hrs) Tue 8th Sep 00:00 (+56hrs) Tue 8th Sep 06:00 (+62hrs) Tue 8th Sep 12:00 (+68hrs) Tue 8th Sep 18:00 (+74hrs) Wed 9th Sep 00:00 (+80hrs) Wed 9th Sep 06:00 (+86hrs) Wed 9th Sep 12:00 (+92hrs) Wed 9th Sep 18:00 (+98hrs) Thu 10th Sep 00:00 (+104hrs) Thu 10th Sep 06:00 (+110hrs) Thu 10th Sep 12:00 (+116hrs) Thu 10th Sep 18:00 (+122hrs) Fri 11th Sep 00:00 (+128hrs) Fri 11th Sep 06:00 (+134hrs) Fri 11th Sep 12:00 (+140hrs) Fri 11th Sep 18:00 (+146hrs) Sat 12th Sep 00:00 (+152hrs) Sat 12th Sep 06:00 (+158hrs) Sat 12th Sep 12:00 (+164hrs)
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Tide times

  • Sat 5th Sep
  • Low 04:35am
    (1.37m)
  • High 10:10am
    (4.91m)
  • Low 05:04pm
    (1.54m)
  • High 10:43pm
    (4.76m)
  • Sun 6th Sep
  • Low 05:32am
    (1.74m)
  • High 11:16am
    (4.60m)
  • Low 06:10pm
    (1.84m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast