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 27th Mar

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Fri 27th Mar 5
ft
SSW10
mph
4
ft
SSW12
mph
6
ft
SSW12
mph
Sat 28th Mar 5
ft
SSW10
mph
4
ft
SSW12
mph
6
ft
SSW12
mph
Sun 29th Mar 8
ft
SW25
mph
8
ft
SW27
mph
10
ft
SW27
mph
Mon 30th Mar 12
ft
W32
mph
9
ft
W33
mph
13
ft
W33
mph
Tue 31st Mar 10
ft
W22
mph
7
ft
W22
mph
11
ft
W22
mph
Wed 1st Apr 9
ft
W24
mph
6
ft
W24
mph
10
ft
W24
mph
Thu 2nd Apr 6
ft
W9
mph
4
ft
W9
mph
7
ft
W9
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Thu 26th Mar 00:00 (-4hrs) Thu 26th Mar 06:00 (+2hrs) Thu 26th Mar 12:00 (+8hrs) Thu 26th Mar 18:00 (+14hrs) Fri 27th Mar 00:00 (+20hrs) Fri 27th Mar 06:00 (+26hrs) Fri 27th Mar 12:00 (+32hrs) Fri 27th Mar 18:00 (+38hrs) Sat 28th Mar 00:00 (+44hrs) Sat 28th Mar 06:00 (+50hrs) Sat 28th Mar 12:00 (+56hrs) Sat 28th Mar 18:00 (+62hrs) Sun 29th Mar 00:00 (+68hrs) Sun 29th Mar 07:00 (+74hrs) Sun 29th Mar 13:00 (+80hrs) Sun 29th Mar 19:00 (+86hrs) Mon 30th Mar 01:00 (+92hrs) Mon 30th Mar 07:00 (+98hrs) Mon 30th Mar 13:00 (+104hrs) Mon 30th Mar 19:00 (+110hrs) Tue 31st Mar 01:00 (+116hrs) Tue 31st Mar 07:00 (+122hrs) Tue 31st Mar 13:00 (+128hrs) Tue 31st Mar 19:00 (+134hrs) Wed 1st Apr 01:00 (+140hrs) Wed 1st Apr 07:00 (+146hrs) Wed 1st Apr 13:00 (+152hrs) Wed 1st Apr 19:00 (+158hrs) Thu 2nd Apr 01:00 (+164hrs) Thu 2nd Apr 07:00 (+170hrs) Thu 2nd Apr 13:00 (+176hrs)
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Tide times

  • Fri 27th Mar
  • Low 03:55am
    (1.64m)
  • High 09:37am
    (4.49m)
  • Low 04:17pm
    (1.87m)
  • High 10:08pm
    (4.41m)
  • Sat 28th Mar
  • Low 04:59am
    (1.96m)
  • High 10:52am
    (4.19m)
  • Low 05:29pm
    (2.11m)
  • High 11:35pm
    (4.24m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast