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 - Sunday 20th Apr

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Sun 20th Apr 4
ft
NNE15
mph
3
ft
NNE18
mph
4
ft
NNE18
mph
Mon 21st Apr 3
ft
ESE17
mph
2
ft
ESE17
mph
4
ft
ESE17
mph
Tue 22nd Apr 2
ft
SSW6
mph
1
ft
SSW6
mph
3
ft
SSW6
mph
Wed 23rd Apr 4
ft
SSE14
mph
3
ft
SSE16
mph
6
ft
SSE16
mph
Thu 24th Apr 5
ft
SSW14
mph
4
ft
SW11
mph
6
ft
SW11
mph
Fri 25th Apr 3
ft
WSW7
mph
3
ft
WSW8
mph
4
ft
WSW8
mph
Sat 26th Apr 5
ft
SSE28
mph
7
ft
S24
mph
7
ft
S24
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Sun 20th Apr 00:00 (-17hrs) Sun 20th Apr 06:00 (-11hrs) Sun 20th Apr 12:00 (-5hrs) Sun 20th Apr 18:00 (+1hrs) Mon 21st Apr 00:00 (+7hrs) Mon 21st Apr 06:00 (+13hrs) Mon 21st Apr 12:00 (+19hrs) Mon 21st Apr 18:00 (+25hrs) Tue 22nd Apr 00:00 (+31hrs) Tue 22nd Apr 06:00 (+37hrs) Tue 22nd Apr 12:00 (+43hrs) Tue 22nd Apr 18:00 (+49hrs) Wed 23rd Apr 00:00 (+55hrs) Wed 23rd Apr 06:00 (+61hrs) Wed 23rd Apr 12:00 (+67hrs) Wed 23rd Apr 18:00 (+73hrs) Thu 24th Apr 00:00 (+79hrs) Thu 24th Apr 06:00 (+85hrs) Thu 24th Apr 12:00 (+91hrs) Thu 24th Apr 18:00 (+97hrs) Fri 25th Apr 00:00 (+103hrs) Fri 25th Apr 06:00 (+109hrs) Fri 25th Apr 12:00 (+115hrs) Fri 25th Apr 18:00 (+121hrs) Sat 26th Apr 00:00 (+127hrs) Sat 26th Apr 06:00 (+133hrs) Sat 26th Apr 12:00 (+139hrs) Sat 26th Apr 18:00 (+145hrs) Sun 27th Apr 00:00 (+151hrs) Sun 27th Apr 06:00 (+157hrs) Sun 27th Apr 12:00 (+163hrs)
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Tide times

  • Sun 20th Apr
  • Low 03:09am
    (1.02m)
  • High 08:43am
    (5.10m)
  • Low 03:30pm
    (1.22m)
  • High 09:09pm
    (5.11m)
  • Mon 21st Apr
  • Low 03:57am
    (1.26m)
  • High 09:36am
    (4.83m)
  • Low 04:22pm
    (1.48m)
  • High 10:07pm
    (4.88m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast