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 - Sunday 25th Jan

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Sun 25th Jan 14
ft
W14
mph
0
ft
WNW14
mph
14
ft
WNW14
mph
Mon 26th Jan 85
ft
NNE10
mph
16
ft
NNE10
mph
88
ft
NNE10
mph
Tue 27th Jan 12
ft
W97
mph
2
ft
W97
mph
12
ft
W97
mph
Wed 28th Jan 72
ft
N247
mph
103
ft
N247
mph
73
ft
N247
mph
Thu 29th Jan 102
ft
NNW16
mph
59
ft
NNW15
mph
115
ft
NNW15
mph
Fri 30th Jan 114
ft
N1
mph
1
ft
N1
mph
112
ft
N1
mph
Sat 31st Jan 90
ft
N2
mph
17
ft
N3
mph
89
ft
N3
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Sun 25th Jan 00:00 (-15hrs) Sun 25th Jan 06:00 (-9hrs) Sun 25th Jan 12:00 (-3hrs) Sun 25th Jan 18:00 (+3hrs) Mon 26th Jan 00:00 (+9hrs) Mon 26th Jan 06:00 (+15hrs) Mon 26th Jan 12:00 (+21hrs) Mon 26th Jan 18:00 (+27hrs) Tue 27th Jan 00:00 (+33hrs) Tue 27th Jan 06:00 (+39hrs) Tue 27th Jan 12:00 (+45hrs) Tue 27th Jan 18:00 (+51hrs) Wed 28th Jan 00:00 (+57hrs) Wed 28th Jan 06:00 (+63hrs) Wed 28th Jan 12:00 (+69hrs) Wed 28th Jan 18:00 (+75hrs) Thu 29th Jan 00:00 (+81hrs) Thu 29th Jan 06:00 (+87hrs) Thu 29th Jan 12:00 (+93hrs) Thu 29th Jan 18:00 (+99hrs) Fri 30th Jan 00:00 (+105hrs) Fri 30th Jan 06:00 (+111hrs) Fri 30th Jan 12:00 (+117hrs) Fri 30th Jan 18:00 (+123hrs) Sat 31st Jan 00:00 (+129hrs) Sat 31st Jan 06:00 (+135hrs) Sat 31st Jan 12:00 (+141hrs) Sat 31st Jan 18:00 (+147hrs) Sun 1st Feb 00:00 (+153hrs) Sun 1st Feb 06:00 (+159hrs) Sun 1st Feb 12:00 (+165hrs)
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Tide times

  • Sun 25th Jan
  • Low 02:23am
    (0.73m)
  • High 07:56am
    (5.65m)
  • Low 02:49pm
    (0.79m)
  • High 08:20pm
    (5.28m)
  • Mon 26th Jan
  • Low 03:10am
    (1.01m)
  • High 08:44am
    (5.36m)
  • Low 03:37pm
    (1.11m)
  • High 09:11pm
    (5.00m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast