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 21st Nov

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Fri 21st Nov 1
ft
SSE19
mph
3
ft
SSE20
mph
2
ft
SSE20
mph
Sat 22nd Nov 3
ft
WSW13
mph
4
ft
W14
mph
4
ft
W14
mph
Sun 23rd Nov 6
ft
S12
mph
3
ft
S13
mph
8
ft
S13
mph
Mon 24th Nov 4
ft
NE8
mph
2
ft
NNE7
mph
5
ft
NNE7
mph
Tue 25th Nov 5
ft
NE13
mph
4
ft
NE13
mph
7
ft
NE13
mph
Wed 26th Nov 4
ft
S11
mph
3
ft
S12
mph
6
ft
S12
mph
Thu 27th Nov 4
ft
SSW13
mph
3
ft
SSW15
mph
7
ft
SSW15
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Fri 21st Nov 00:00 (-19hrs) Fri 21st Nov 06:00 (-13hrs) Fri 21st Nov 12:00 (-7hrs) Fri 21st Nov 18:00 (-1hrs) Sat 22nd Nov 00:00 (+5hrs) Sat 22nd Nov 06:00 (+11hrs) Sat 22nd Nov 12:00 (+17hrs) Sat 22nd Nov 18:00 (+23hrs) Sun 23rd Nov 00:00 (+29hrs) Sun 23rd Nov 06:00 (+35hrs) Sun 23rd Nov 12:00 (+41hrs) Sun 23rd Nov 18:00 (+47hrs) Mon 24th Nov 00:00 (+53hrs) Mon 24th Nov 06:00 (+59hrs) Mon 24th Nov 12:00 (+65hrs) Mon 24th Nov 18:00 (+71hrs) Tue 25th Nov 00:00 (+77hrs) Tue 25th Nov 06:00 (+83hrs) Tue 25th Nov 12:00 (+89hrs) Tue 25th Nov 18:00 (+95hrs) Wed 26th Nov 00:00 (+101hrs) Wed 26th Nov 06:00 (+107hrs) Wed 26th Nov 12:00 (+113hrs) Wed 26th Nov 18:00 (+119hrs) Thu 27th Nov 00:00 (+125hrs) Thu 27th Nov 06:00 (+131hrs) Thu 27th Nov 12:00 (+137hrs) Thu 27th Nov 18:00 (+143hrs) Fri 28th Nov 00:00 (+149hrs) Fri 28th Nov 06:00 (+155hrs) Fri 28th Nov 12:00 (+161hrs)
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Tide times

  • Fri 21st Nov
  • High 03:30am
    (5.26m)
  • Low 10:07am
    (1.28m)
  • High 03:45pm
    (5.31m)
  • Low 10:28pm
    (1.14m)
  • Sat 22nd Nov
  • High 04:06am
    (5.45m)
  • Low 10:47am
    (1.11m)
  • High 04:23pm
    (5.45m)
  • Low 11:07pm
    (1.02m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast