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 28th Jan

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Wed 28th Jan 11
ft
WNW33
mph
8
ft
WNW33
mph
12
ft
WNW33
mph
Thu 29th Jan 16
ft
WNW32
mph
11
ft
WNW33
mph
17
ft
WNW33
mph
Fri 30th Jan 17
ft
NW33
mph
9
ft
NW33
mph
18
ft
NW33
mph
Sat 31st Jan 12
ft
NNW19
mph
6
ft
NNW24
mph
14
ft
NNW24
mph
Sun 1st Feb 9
ft
NNW31
mph
3
ft
NNW31
mph
9
ft
NNW31
mph
Mon 2nd Feb 6
ft
ENE4
mph
3
ft
E7
mph
7
ft
E7
mph
Tue 3rd Feb 11
ft
N31
mph
3
ft
N33
mph
11
ft
N33
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Wed 28th Jan 00:00 (-15hrs) Wed 28th Jan 06:00 (-9hrs) Wed 28th Jan 12:00 (-3hrs) Wed 28th Jan 18:00 (+3hrs) Thu 29th Jan 00:00 (+9hrs) Thu 29th Jan 06:00 (+15hrs) Thu 29th Jan 12:00 (+21hrs) Thu 29th Jan 18:00 (+27hrs) Fri 30th Jan 00:00 (+33hrs) Fri 30th Jan 06:00 (+39hrs) Fri 30th Jan 12:00 (+45hrs) Fri 30th Jan 18:00 (+51hrs) Sat 31st Jan 00:00 (+57hrs) Sat 31st Jan 06:00 (+63hrs) Sat 31st Jan 12:00 (+69hrs) Sat 31st Jan 18:00 (+75hrs) Sun 1st Feb 00:00 (+81hrs) Sun 1st Feb 06:00 (+87hrs) Sun 1st Feb 12:00 (+93hrs) Sun 1st Feb 18:00 (+99hrs) Mon 2nd Feb 00:00 (+105hrs) Mon 2nd Feb 06:00 (+111hrs) Mon 2nd Feb 12:00 (+117hrs) Mon 2nd Feb 18:00 (+123hrs) Tue 3rd Feb 00:00 (+129hrs) Tue 3rd Feb 06:00 (+135hrs) Tue 3rd Feb 12:00 (+141hrs) Tue 3rd Feb 18:00 (+147hrs) Wed 4th Feb 00:00 (+153hrs) Wed 4th Feb 06:00 (+159hrs) Wed 4th Feb 12:00 (+165hrs)
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Tide times

  • Wed 28th Jan
  • Low 05:01am
    (1.63m)
  • High 10:44am
    (4.71m)
  • Low 05:36pm
    (1.71m)
  • High 11:24pm
    (4.51m)
  • Thu 29th Jan
  • Low 06:14am
    (1.82m)
  • High 12:04pm
    (4.52m)
  • Low 06:51pm
    (1.82m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast