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 - Friday 28th Nov

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Fri 28th Nov 4
ft
ESE24
mph
8
ft
ESE23
mph
4
ft
ESE23
mph
Sat 29th Nov 4
ft
ESE24
mph
8
ft
ESE23
mph
5
ft
ESE23
mph
Sun 30th Nov 6
ft
ESE16
mph
4
ft
ESE16
mph
8
ft
ESE16
mph
Mon 1st Dec 4
ft
NE10
mph
2
ft
NE10
mph
5
ft
NE10
mph
Tue 2nd Dec 3
ft
ENE5
mph
2
ft
SE5
mph
3
ft
SE5
mph
Wed 3rd Dec 7
ft
N28
mph
3
ft
N29
mph
9
ft
N29
mph
Thu 4th Dec 3
ft
S13
mph
2
ft
S13
mph
5
ft
S13
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Thu 27th Nov 00:00 (-2hrs) Thu 27th Nov 06:00 (+4hrs) Thu 27th Nov 12:00 (+10hrs) Thu 27th Nov 18:00 (+16hrs) Fri 28th Nov 00:00 (+22hrs) Fri 28th Nov 06:00 (+28hrs) Fri 28th Nov 12:00 (+34hrs) Fri 28th Nov 18:00 (+40hrs) Sat 29th Nov 00:00 (+46hrs) Sat 29th Nov 06:00 (+52hrs) Sat 29th Nov 12:00 (+58hrs) Sat 29th Nov 18:00 (+64hrs) Sun 30th Nov 00:00 (+70hrs) Sun 30th Nov 06:00 (+76hrs) Sun 30th Nov 12:00 (+82hrs) Sun 30th Nov 18:00 (+88hrs) Mon 1st Dec 00:00 (+94hrs) Mon 1st Dec 06:00 (+100hrs) Mon 1st Dec 12:00 (+106hrs) Mon 1st Dec 18:00 (+112hrs) Tue 2nd Dec 00:00 (+118hrs) Tue 2nd Dec 06:00 (+124hrs) Tue 2nd Dec 12:00 (+130hrs) Tue 2nd Dec 18:00 (+136hrs) Wed 3rd Dec 00:00 (+142hrs) Wed 3rd Dec 06:00 (+148hrs) Wed 3rd Dec 12:00 (+154hrs) Wed 3rd Dec 18:00 (+160hrs) Thu 4th Dec 00:00 (+166hrs) Thu 4th Dec 06:00 (+172hrs) Thu 4th Dec 12:00 (+178hrs)
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Tide times

  • Fri 28th Nov
  • Low 02:46am
    (1.42m)
  • High 08:26am
    (5.24m)
  • Low 03:18pm
    (1.40m)
  • High 08:56pm
    (4.89m)
  • Sat 29th Nov
  • Low 03:43am
    (1.62m)
  • High 09:27am
    (5.05m)
  • Low 04:20pm
    (1.57m)
  • High 10:03pm
    (4.73m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast