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 - Saturday 25th Oct

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Sat 25th Oct 5
ft
SW15
mph
3
ft
SW16
mph
8
ft
SW16
mph
Sun 26th Oct 5
ft
SW18
mph
3
ft
SW19
mph
8
ft
SW19
mph
Mon 27th Oct 6
ft
S18
mph
3
ft
S19
mph
8
ft
S19
mph
Tue 28th Oct 5
ft
S20
mph
4
ft
SSW20
mph
7
ft
SSW20
mph
Wed 29th Oct 3
ft
NNE14
mph
3
ft
NNE14
mph
4
ft
NNE14
mph
Thu 30th Oct 3
ft
ESE14
mph
2
ft
SE14
mph
4
ft
SE14
mph
Fri 31st Oct 4
ft
SSE21
mph
6
ft
SSE23
mph
4
ft
SSE23
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Sat 25th Oct 00:00 (-14hrs) Sat 25th Oct 06:00 (-8hrs) Sat 25th Oct 12:00 (-2hrs) Sat 25th Oct 18:00 (+4hrs) Sun 26th Oct 00:00 (+10hrs) Sun 26th Oct 05:00 (+16hrs) Sun 26th Oct 11:00 (+22hrs) Sun 26th Oct 17:00 (+28hrs) Sun 26th Oct 23:00 (+34hrs) Mon 27th Oct 05:00 (+40hrs) Mon 27th Oct 11:00 (+46hrs) Mon 27th Oct 17:00 (+52hrs) Mon 27th Oct 23:00 (+58hrs) Tue 28th Oct 05:00 (+64hrs) Tue 28th Oct 11:00 (+70hrs) Tue 28th Oct 17:00 (+76hrs) Tue 28th Oct 23:00 (+82hrs) Wed 29th Oct 05:00 (+88hrs) Wed 29th Oct 11:00 (+94hrs) Wed 29th Oct 17:00 (+100hrs) Wed 29th Oct 23:00 (+106hrs) Thu 30th Oct 05:00 (+112hrs) Thu 30th Oct 11:00 (+118hrs) Thu 30th Oct 17:00 (+124hrs) Thu 30th Oct 23:00 (+130hrs) Fri 31st Oct 05:00 (+136hrs) Fri 31st Oct 11:00 (+142hrs) Fri 31st Oct 17:00 (+148hrs) Fri 31st Oct 23:00 (+154hrs) Sat 1st Nov 05:00 (+160hrs) Sat 1st Nov 11:00 (+166hrs)
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Tide times

  • Sat 25th Oct
  • Low 12:32am
    (0.99m)
  • High 06:05am
    (5.56m)
  • Low 12:48pm
    (1.01m)
  • High 06:21pm
    (5.53m)
  • Sun 26th Oct
  • Low 01:07am
    (0.99m)
  • High 05:40am
    (5.58m)
  • Low 12:25pm
    (1.01m)
  • High 05:56pm
    (5.49m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast