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 - Wednesday 02nd Sep

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Wed 2nd Sep 2
ft
N12
mph
1
ft
N14
mph
2
ft
N14
mph
Thu 3rd Sep 2
ft
N12
mph
1
ft
N14
mph
2
ft
N14
mph
Fri 4th Sep 2
ft
N13
mph
1
ft
N14
mph
2
ft
N14
mph
Sat 5th Sep 2
ft
S13
mph
2
ft
S14
mph
3
ft
S14
mph
Sun 6th Sep 2
ft
NNW13
mph
1
ft
NNW14
mph
2
ft
NNW14
mph
Mon 7th Sep 2
ft
NNE12
mph
3
ft
NNE13
mph
1
ft
NNE13
mph
Tue 8th Sep 1
ft
ENE9
mph
1
ft
ENE9
mph
0
ft
ENE9
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Tue 1st Sep 00:00 (-2hrs) Tue 1st Sep 06:00 (+4hrs) Tue 1st Sep 12:00 (+10hrs) Tue 1st Sep 18:00 (+16hrs) Wed 2nd Sep 00:00 (+22hrs) Wed 2nd Sep 06:00 (+28hrs) Wed 2nd Sep 12:00 (+34hrs) Wed 2nd Sep 18:00 (+40hrs) Thu 3rd Sep 00:00 (+46hrs) Thu 3rd Sep 06:00 (+52hrs) Thu 3rd Sep 12:00 (+58hrs) Thu 3rd Sep 18:00 (+64hrs) Fri 4th Sep 00:00 (+70hrs) Fri 4th Sep 06:00 (+76hrs) Fri 4th Sep 12:00 (+82hrs) Fri 4th Sep 18:00 (+88hrs) Sat 5th Sep 00:00 (+94hrs) Sat 5th Sep 06:00 (+100hrs) Sat 5th Sep 12:00 (+106hrs) Sat 5th Sep 18:00 (+112hrs) Sun 6th Sep 00:00 (+118hrs) Sun 6th Sep 06:00 (+124hrs) Sun 6th Sep 12:00 (+130hrs) Sun 6th Sep 18:00 (+136hrs) Mon 7th Sep 00:00 (+142hrs) Mon 7th Sep 06:00 (+148hrs) Mon 7th Sep 12:00 (+154hrs) Mon 7th Sep 18:00 (+160hrs) Tue 8th Sep 00:00 (+166hrs) Tue 8th Sep 06:00 (+172hrs) Tue 8th Sep 12:00 (+178hrs)
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Tide times

  • Wed 2nd Sep
  • Low 02:19am
    (0.41m)
  • High 07:46am
    (5.74m)
  • Low 02:40pm
    (0.54m)
  • High 08:09pm
    (5.80m)
  • Thu 3rd Sep
  • Low 03:03am
    (0.65m)
  • High 08:30am
    (5.53m)
  • Low 03:25pm
    (0.81m)
  • High 08:55pm
    (5.51m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast