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 30th Jul

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Thu 30th Jul 3
ft
NNW11
mph
2
ft
NNW9
mph
3
ft
NNW9
mph
Fri 31st Jul 2
ft
E3
mph
1
ft
ESE3
mph
2
ft
ESE3
mph
Sat 1st Aug 3
ft
WSW14
mph
3
ft
WSW14
mph
4
ft
WSW14
mph
Sun 2nd Aug 3
ft
SSE13
mph
2
ft
SSE14
mph
3
ft
SSE14
mph
Mon 3rd Aug 4
ft
SSW16
mph
5
ft
SSW18
mph
4
ft
SSW18
mph
Tue 4th Aug 8
ft
SW21
mph
8
ft
SW22
mph
10
ft
SW22
mph
Wed 5th Aug 6
ft
SW15
mph
4
ft
SW16
mph
7
ft
SW16
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Thu 30th Jul 00:00 (-20hrs) Thu 30th Jul 06:00 (-14hrs) Thu 30th Jul 12:00 (-8hrs) Thu 30th Jul 18:00 (-2hrs) Fri 31st Jul 00:00 (+4hrs) Fri 31st Jul 06:00 (+10hrs) Fri 31st Jul 12:00 (+16hrs) Fri 31st Jul 18:00 (+22hrs) Sat 1st Aug 00:00 (+28hrs) Sat 1st Aug 06:00 (+34hrs) Sat 1st Aug 12:00 (+40hrs) Sat 1st Aug 18:00 (+46hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 00:00 (+52hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 06:00 (+58hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 12:00 (+64hrs) Sun 2nd Aug 18:00 (+70hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 00:00 (+76hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 06:00 (+82hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 12:00 (+88hrs) Mon 3rd Aug 18:00 (+94hrs) Tue 4th Aug 00:00 (+100hrs) Tue 4th Aug 06:00 (+106hrs) Tue 4th Aug 12:00 (+112hrs) Tue 4th Aug 18:00 (+118hrs) Wed 5th Aug 00:00 (+124hrs) Wed 5th Aug 06:00 (+130hrs) Wed 5th Aug 12:00 (+136hrs) Wed 5th Aug 18:00 (+142hrs) Thu 6th Aug 00:00 (+148hrs) Thu 6th Aug 06:00 (+154hrs) Thu 6th Aug 12:00 (+160hrs)
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Tide times

  • Thu 30th Jul
  • High 04:26am
    (5.08m)
  • Low 11:05am
    (1.10m)
  • High 04:49pm
    (5.38m)
  • Low 11:32pm
    (0.93m)
  • Fri 31st Jul
  • High 05:11am
    (5.33m)
  • Low 11:54am
    (0.84m)
  • High 05:33pm
    (5.63m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast