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 17th Sep

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Wed 17th Sep 1
ft
E19
mph
2
ft
E19
mph
1
ft
E19
mph
Thu 18th Sep 2
ft
E13
mph
4
ft
E13
mph
2
ft
E13
mph
Fri 19th Sep 2
ft
SE9
mph
3
ft
SE9
mph
2
ft
SE9
mph
Sat 20th Sep 1
ft
NE7
mph
2
ft
NE8
mph
2
ft
NE8
mph
Sun 21st Sep 3
ft
SSW8
mph
2
ft
SSW10
mph
3
ft
SSW10
mph
Mon 22nd Sep 3
ft
E15
mph
3
ft
ESE14
mph
3
ft
ESE14
mph
Tue 23rd Sep 3
ft
ENE6
mph
2
ft
E6
mph
3
ft
E6
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Wed 17th Sep 00:00 (-19hrs) Wed 17th Sep 06:00 (-13hrs) Wed 17th Sep 12:00 (-7hrs) Wed 17th Sep 18:00 (-1hrs) Thu 18th Sep 00:00 (+5hrs) Thu 18th Sep 06:00 (+11hrs) Thu 18th Sep 12:00 (+17hrs) Thu 18th Sep 18:00 (+23hrs) Fri 19th Sep 00:00 (+29hrs) Fri 19th Sep 06:00 (+35hrs) Fri 19th Sep 12:00 (+41hrs) Fri 19th Sep 18:00 (+47hrs) Sat 20th Sep 00:00 (+53hrs) Sat 20th Sep 06:00 (+59hrs) Sat 20th Sep 12:00 (+65hrs) Sat 20th Sep 18:00 (+71hrs) Sun 21st Sep 00:00 (+77hrs) Sun 21st Sep 06:00 (+83hrs) Sun 21st Sep 12:00 (+89hrs) Sun 21st Sep 18:00 (+95hrs) Mon 22nd Sep 00:00 (+101hrs) Mon 22nd Sep 06:00 (+107hrs) Mon 22nd Sep 12:00 (+113hrs) Mon 22nd Sep 18:00 (+119hrs) Tue 23rd Sep 00:00 (+125hrs) Tue 23rd Sep 06:00 (+131hrs) Tue 23rd Sep 12:00 (+137hrs) Tue 23rd Sep 18:00 (+143hrs) Wed 24th Sep 00:00 (+149hrs) Wed 24th Sep 06:00 (+155hrs) Wed 24th Sep 12:00 (+161hrs)
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Tide times

  • Wed 17th Sep
  • Low 05:43am
    (2.15m)
  • High 11:42am
    (4.31m)
  • Low 06:32pm
    (2.20m)
  • Thu 18th Sep
  • High 12:32am
    (4.17m)
  • Low 07:05am
    (2.28m)
  • High 01:16pm
    (4.28m)
  • Low 08:01pm
    (2.17m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast