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 - Thursday 24th Jul

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Thu 24th Jul 3
ft
E9
mph
2
ft
NE9
mph
3
ft
NE9
mph
Fri 25th Jul 3
ft
E9
mph
2
ft
NE9
mph
3
ft
NE9
mph
Sat 26th Jul 2
ft
E10
mph
1
ft
ENE9
mph
3
ft
ENE9
mph
Sun 27th Jul 2
ft
S6
mph
1
ft
W6
mph
2
ft
W6
mph
Mon 28th Jul 3
ft
S15
mph
2
ft
E15
mph
3
ft
E15
mph
Tue 29th Jul 2
ft
NNE7
mph
2
ft
ESE6
mph
1
ft
ESE6
mph
Wed 30th Jul 1
ft
SE4
mph
1
ft
SW4
mph
1
ft
SW4
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Wed 23rd Jul 00:00 (-2hrs) Wed 23rd Jul 06:00 (+4hrs) Wed 23rd Jul 12:00 (+10hrs) Wed 23rd Jul 18:00 (+16hrs) Thu 24th Jul 00:00 (+22hrs) Thu 24th Jul 06:00 (+28hrs) Thu 24th Jul 12:00 (+34hrs) Thu 24th Jul 18:00 (+40hrs) Fri 25th Jul 00:00 (+46hrs) Fri 25th Jul 06:00 (+52hrs) Fri 25th Jul 12:00 (+58hrs) Fri 25th Jul 18:00 (+64hrs) Sat 26th Jul 00:00 (+70hrs) Sat 26th Jul 06:00 (+76hrs) Sat 26th Jul 12:00 (+82hrs) Sat 26th Jul 18:00 (+88hrs) Sun 27th Jul 00:00 (+94hrs) Sun 27th Jul 06:00 (+100hrs) Sun 27th Jul 12:00 (+106hrs) Sun 27th Jul 18:00 (+112hrs) Mon 28th Jul 00:00 (+118hrs) Mon 28th Jul 06:00 (+124hrs) Mon 28th Jul 12:00 (+130hrs) Mon 28th Jul 18:00 (+136hrs) Tue 29th Jul 00:00 (+142hrs) Tue 29th Jul 06:00 (+148hrs) Tue 29th Jul 12:00 (+154hrs) Tue 29th Jul 18:00 (+160hrs) Wed 30th Jul 00:00 (+166hrs) Wed 30th Jul 06:00 (+172hrs) Wed 30th Jul 12:00 (+178hrs)
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Tide times

  • Thu 24th Jul
  • High 03:44am
    (4.72m)
  • Low 10:23am
    (1.54m)
  • High 04:10pm
    (4.91m)
  • Low 10:54pm
    (1.43m)
  • Fri 25th Jul
  • High 04:30am
    (4.86m)
  • Low 11:10am
    (1.39m)
  • High 04:51pm
    (5.08m)
  • Low 11:37pm
    (1.28m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast