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 25th Apr

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Fri 25th Apr 3
ft
S2
mph
3
ft
S5
mph
5
ft
S5
mph
Sat 26th Apr 4
ft
S2
mph
3
ft
S5
mph
6
ft
S5
mph
Sun 27th Apr 9
ft
SSW25
mph
8
ft
SSW27
mph
16
ft
SSW27
mph
Mon 28th Apr 8
ft
SW17
mph
6
ft
WSW18
mph
10
ft
WSW18
mph
Tue 29th Apr 3
ft
NE13
mph
3
ft
NE12
mph
4
ft
NE12
mph
Wed 30th Apr 3
ft
NNE15
mph
3
ft
NNE15
mph
5
ft
NNE15
mph
Thu 1st May 3
ft
E13
mph
3
ft
ESE13
mph
4
ft
ESE13
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Thu 24th Apr 00:00 (-5hrs) Thu 24th Apr 06:00 (+1hrs) Thu 24th Apr 12:00 (+7hrs) Thu 24th Apr 18:00 (+13hrs) Fri 25th Apr 00:00 (+19hrs) Fri 25th Apr 06:00 (+25hrs) Fri 25th Apr 12:00 (+31hrs) Fri 25th Apr 18:00 (+37hrs) Sat 26th Apr 00:00 (+43hrs) Sat 26th Apr 06:00 (+49hrs) Sat 26th Apr 12:00 (+55hrs) Sat 26th Apr 18:00 (+61hrs) Sun 27th Apr 00:00 (+67hrs) Sun 27th Apr 06:00 (+73hrs) Sun 27th Apr 12:00 (+79hrs) Sun 27th Apr 18:00 (+85hrs) Mon 28th Apr 00:00 (+91hrs) Mon 28th Apr 06:00 (+97hrs) Mon 28th Apr 12:00 (+103hrs) Mon 28th Apr 18:00 (+109hrs) Tue 29th Apr 00:00 (+115hrs) Tue 29th Apr 06:00 (+121hrs) Tue 29th Apr 12:00 (+127hrs) Tue 29th Apr 18:00 (+133hrs) Wed 30th Apr 00:00 (+139hrs) Wed 30th Apr 06:00 (+145hrs) Wed 30th Apr 12:00 (+151hrs) Wed 30th Apr 18:00 (+157hrs) Thu 1st May 00:00 (+163hrs) Thu 1st May 06:00 (+169hrs) Thu 1st May 12:00 (+175hrs)
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Tide times

  • Fri 25th Apr
  • High 02:00am
    (4.87m)
  • Low 08:48am
    (1.34m)
  • High 02:37pm
    (4.82m)
  • Low 09:18pm
    (1.32m)
  • Sat 26th Apr
  • High 03:02am
    (5.13m)
  • Low 09:49am
    (1.07m)
  • High 03:33pm
    (5.09m)
  • Low 10:15pm
    (1.04m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast