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 - Monday 27th Apr

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Mon 27th Apr 3
ft
WNW18
mph
2
ft
WNW19
mph
4
ft
WNW19
mph
Tue 28th Apr 5
ft
WNW16
mph
3
ft
WNW16
mph
5
ft
WNW16
mph
Wed 29th Apr 5
ft
WNW16
mph
4
ft
WNW16
mph
5
ft
WNW16
mph
Thu 30th Apr 4
ft
W15
mph
3
ft
W16
mph
4
ft
W16
mph
Fri 1st May 3
ft
ENE11
mph
2
ft
ENE11
mph
2
ft
ENE11
mph
Sat 2nd May 1
ft
SE19
mph
3
ft
SE19
mph
1
ft
SE19
mph
Sun 3rd May 2
ft
S6
mph
4
ft
SSW7
mph
2
ft
SSW7
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Mon 27th Apr 00:00 (-22hrs) Mon 27th Apr 06:00 (-16hrs) Mon 27th Apr 12:00 (-10hrs) Mon 27th Apr 18:00 (-4hrs) Tue 28th Apr 00:00 (+2hrs) Tue 28th Apr 06:00 (+8hrs) Tue 28th Apr 12:00 (+14hrs) Tue 28th Apr 18:00 (+20hrs) Wed 29th Apr 00:00 (+26hrs) Wed 29th Apr 06:00 (+32hrs) Wed 29th Apr 12:00 (+38hrs) Wed 29th Apr 18:00 (+44hrs) Thu 30th Apr 00:00 (+50hrs) Thu 30th Apr 06:00 (+56hrs) Thu 30th Apr 12:00 (+62hrs) Thu 30th Apr 18:00 (+68hrs) Fri 1st May 00:00 (+74hrs) Fri 1st May 06:00 (+80hrs) Fri 1st May 12:00 (+86hrs) Fri 1st May 18:00 (+92hrs) Sat 2nd May 00:00 (+98hrs) Sat 2nd May 06:00 (+104hrs) Sat 2nd May 12:00 (+110hrs) Sat 2nd May 18:00 (+116hrs) Sun 3rd May 00:00 (+122hrs) Sun 3rd May 06:00 (+128hrs) Sun 3rd May 12:00 (+134hrs) Sun 3rd May 18:00 (+140hrs) Mon 4th May 00:00 (+146hrs) Mon 4th May 06:00 (+152hrs) Mon 4th May 12:00 (+158hrs)
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Tide times

  • Mon 27th Apr
  • Low 06:38am
    (2.06m)
  • High 12:35pm
    (4.12m)
  • Low 07:07pm
    (2.16m)
  • Tue 28th Apr
  • High 01:10am
    (4.29m)
  • Low 07:59am
    (1.99m)
  • High 01:51pm
    (4.23m)
  • Low 08:25pm
    (2.01m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast