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 03rd Sep

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Wed 3rd Sep 3
ft
ESE11
mph
2
ft
ESE10
mph
3
ft
ESE10
mph
Thu 4th Sep 3
ft
ESE11
mph
2
ft
ESE10
mph
3
ft
ESE10
mph
Fri 5th Sep 3
ft
E11
mph
2
ft
ESE11
mph
3
ft
ESE11
mph
Sat 6th Sep 2
ft
ENE6
mph
1
ft
ENE6
mph
2
ft
ENE6
mph
Sun 7th Sep 2
ft
ESE10
mph
1
ft
ESE9
mph
2
ft
ESE9
mph
Mon 8th Sep 1
ft
E17
mph
3
ft
E16
mph
1
ft
E16
mph
Tue 9th Sep 1
ft
E15
mph
3
ft
E15
mph
1
ft
E15
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Tue 2nd Sep 00:00 (-3hrs) Tue 2nd Sep 06:00 (+3hrs) Tue 2nd Sep 12:00 (+9hrs) Tue 2nd Sep 18:00 (+15hrs) Wed 3rd Sep 00:00 (+21hrs) Wed 3rd Sep 06:00 (+27hrs) Wed 3rd Sep 12:00 (+33hrs) Wed 3rd Sep 18:00 (+39hrs) Thu 4th Sep 00:00 (+45hrs) Thu 4th Sep 06:00 (+51hrs) Thu 4th Sep 12:00 (+57hrs) Thu 4th Sep 18:00 (+63hrs) Fri 5th Sep 00:00 (+69hrs) Fri 5th Sep 06:00 (+75hrs) Fri 5th Sep 12:00 (+81hrs) Fri 5th Sep 18:00 (+87hrs) Sat 6th Sep 00:00 (+93hrs) Sat 6th Sep 06:00 (+99hrs) Sat 6th Sep 12:00 (+105hrs) Sat 6th Sep 18:00 (+111hrs) Sun 7th Sep 00:00 (+117hrs) Sun 7th Sep 06:00 (+123hrs) Sun 7th Sep 12:00 (+129hrs) Sun 7th Sep 18:00 (+135hrs) Mon 8th Sep 00:00 (+141hrs) Mon 8th Sep 06:00 (+147hrs) Mon 8th Sep 12:00 (+153hrs) Mon 8th Sep 18:00 (+159hrs) Tue 9th Sep 00:00 (+165hrs) Tue 9th Sep 06:00 (+171hrs) Tue 9th Sep 12:00 (+177hrs)
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Tide times

  • Wed 3rd Sep
  • Low 05:21am
    (1.90m)
  • High 11:11am
    (4.50m)
  • Low 05:58pm
    (1.94m)
  • High 11:52pm
    (4.38m)
  • Thu 4th Sep
  • Low 06:40am
    (1.98m)
  • High 12:43pm
    (4.48m)
  • Low 07:25pm
    (1.89m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast