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 - Tuesday 21st Oct

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Tue 21st Oct 12
ft
NW32
mph
6
ft
NW31
mph
15
ft
NW31
mph
Wed 22nd Oct 6
ft
WNW17
mph
3
ft
WNW17
mph
8
ft
WNW17
mph
Thu 23rd Oct 4
ft
SW16
mph
3
ft
SW16
mph
6
ft
SW16
mph
Fri 24th Oct 5
ft
WSW11
mph
3
ft
W10
mph
7
ft
W10
mph
Sat 25th Oct 5
ft
WSW12
mph
3
ft
WSW13
mph
7
ft
WSW13
mph
Sun 26th Oct 6
ft
SW22
mph
3
ft
SW23
mph
9
ft
SW23
mph
Mon 27th Oct 6
ft
WSW13
mph
3
ft
WSW13
mph
9
ft
WSW13
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Tue 21st Oct 00:00 (-12hrs) Tue 21st Oct 06:00 (-6hrs) Tue 21st Oct 12:00 (0hrs) Tue 21st Oct 18:00 (+6hrs) Wed 22nd Oct 00:00 (+12hrs) Wed 22nd Oct 06:00 (+18hrs) Wed 22nd Oct 12:00 (+24hrs) Wed 22nd Oct 18:00 (+30hrs) Thu 23rd Oct 00:00 (+36hrs) Thu 23rd Oct 06:00 (+42hrs) Thu 23rd Oct 12:00 (+48hrs) Thu 23rd Oct 18:00 (+54hrs) Fri 24th Oct 00:00 (+60hrs) Fri 24th Oct 06:00 (+66hrs) Fri 24th Oct 12:00 (+72hrs) Fri 24th Oct 18:00 (+78hrs) Sat 25th Oct 00:00 (+84hrs) Sat 25th Oct 06:00 (+90hrs) Sat 25th Oct 12:00 (+96hrs) Sat 25th Oct 18:00 (+102hrs) Sun 26th Oct 00:00 (+108hrs) Sun 26th Oct 05:00 (+114hrs) Sun 26th Oct 11:00 (+120hrs) Sun 26th Oct 17:00 (+126hrs) Sun 26th Oct 23:00 (+132hrs) Mon 27th Oct 05:00 (+138hrs) Mon 27th Oct 11:00 (+144hrs) Mon 27th Oct 17:00 (+150hrs) Mon 27th Oct 23:00 (+156hrs) Tue 28th Oct 05:00 (+162hrs) Tue 28th Oct 11:00 (+168hrs)
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Tide times

  • Tue 21st Oct
  • High 03:51am
    (4.95m)
  • Low 10:27am
    (1.51m)
  • High 04:07pm
    (5.11m)
  • Low 10:49pm
    (1.31m)
  • Wed 22nd Oct
  • High 04:27am
    (5.17m)
  • Low 11:04am
    (1.31m)
  • High 04:41pm
    (5.29m)
  • Low 11:24pm
    (1.16m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast