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 01st Aug

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Fri 1st Aug 2
ft
SW11
mph
1
ft
SW13
mph
4
ft
SW13
mph
Sat 2nd Aug 3
ft
SW11
mph
2
ft
SW13
mph
4
ft
SW13
mph
Sun 3rd Aug 2
ft
WNW11
mph
1
ft
WNW12
mph
3
ft
WNW12
mph
Mon 4th Aug 2
ft
WSW9
mph
1
ft
WSW9
mph
3
ft
WSW9
mph
Tue 5th Aug 2
ft
SW6
mph
1
ft
SW7
mph
3
ft
SW7
mph
Wed 6th Aug 2
ft
SSW8
mph
1
ft
WSW8
mph
3
ft
WSW8
mph
Thu 7th Aug 3
ft
S16
mph
3
ft
S16
mph
5
ft
S16
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Thu 31st Jul 00:00 (-5hrs) Thu 31st Jul 06:00 (+1hrs) Thu 31st Jul 12:00 (+7hrs) Thu 31st Jul 18:00 (+13hrs) Fri 1st Aug 00:00 (+19hrs) Fri 1st Aug 06:00 (+25hrs) Fri 1st Aug 12:00 (+31hrs) Fri 1st Aug 18:00 (+37hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 00:00 (+43hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 06:00 (+49hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 12:00 (+55hrs) Sat 2nd Aug 18:00 (+61hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 00:00 (+67hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 06:00 (+73hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 12:00 (+79hrs) Sun 3rd Aug 18:00 (+85hrs) Mon 4th Aug 00:00 (+91hrs) Mon 4th Aug 06:00 (+97hrs) Mon 4th Aug 12:00 (+103hrs) Mon 4th Aug 18:00 (+109hrs) Tue 5th Aug 00:00 (+115hrs) Tue 5th Aug 06:00 (+121hrs) Tue 5th Aug 12:00 (+127hrs) Tue 5th Aug 18:00 (+133hrs) Wed 6th Aug 00:00 (+139hrs) Wed 6th Aug 06:00 (+145hrs) Wed 6th Aug 12:00 (+151hrs) Wed 6th Aug 18:00 (+157hrs) Thu 7th Aug 00:00 (+163hrs) Thu 7th Aug 06:00 (+169hrs) Thu 7th Aug 12:00 (+175hrs)
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Tide times

  • Fri 1st Aug
  • Low 02:58am
    (1.24m)
  • High 08:31am
    (4.95m)
  • Low 03:08pm
    (1.35m)
  • High 08:46pm
    (5.03m)
  • Sat 2nd Aug
  • Low 03:31am
    (1.39m)
  • High 09:06am
    (4.82m)
  • Low 03:43pm
    (1.50m)
  • High 09:22pm
    (4.87m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast