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 - Thursday 02nd Oct

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistral »Praa Sands »Sennen »
Thu 2nd Oct 4
ft
NE2
mph
2
ft
NE2
mph
7
ft
NE2
mph
Fri 3rd Oct 4
ft
NE2
mph
2
ft
NE2
mph
7
ft
NE2
mph
Sat 4th Oct 4
ft
SSW14
mph
2
ft
SSW15
mph
7
ft
SSW15
mph
Sun 5th Oct 6
ft
WNW15
mph
3
ft
WNW17
mph
9
ft
WNW17
mph
Mon 6th Oct 4
ft
WSW9
mph
2
ft
WSW10
mph
7
ft
WSW10
mph
Tue 7th Oct 7
ft
SSW22
mph
5
ft
SSW24
mph
10
ft
SSW24
mph
Wed 8th Oct 10
ft
WSW27
mph
8
ft
WSW28
mph
14
ft
WSW28
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Wed 1st Oct 00:00 (-4hrs) Wed 1st Oct 06:00 (+2hrs) Wed 1st Oct 12:00 (+8hrs) Wed 1st Oct 18:00 (+14hrs) Thu 2nd Oct 00:00 (+20hrs) Thu 2nd Oct 06:00 (+26hrs) Thu 2nd Oct 12:00 (+32hrs) Thu 2nd Oct 18:00 (+38hrs) Fri 3rd Oct 00:00 (+44hrs) Fri 3rd Oct 06:00 (+50hrs) Fri 3rd Oct 12:00 (+56hrs) Fri 3rd Oct 18:00 (+62hrs) Sat 4th Oct 00:00 (+68hrs) Sat 4th Oct 06:00 (+74hrs) Sat 4th Oct 12:00 (+80hrs) Sat 4th Oct 18:00 (+86hrs) Sun 5th Oct 00:00 (+92hrs) Sun 5th Oct 06:00 (+98hrs) Sun 5th Oct 12:00 (+104hrs) Sun 5th Oct 18:00 (+110hrs) Mon 6th Oct 00:00 (+116hrs) Mon 6th Oct 06:00 (+122hrs) Mon 6th Oct 12:00 (+128hrs) Mon 6th Oct 18:00 (+134hrs) Tue 7th Oct 00:00 (+140hrs) Tue 7th Oct 06:00 (+146hrs) Tue 7th Oct 12:00 (+152hrs) Tue 7th Oct 18:00 (+158hrs) Wed 8th Oct 00:00 (+164hrs) Wed 8th Oct 06:00 (+170hrs) Wed 8th Oct 12:00 (+176hrs)
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Tide times

  • Thu 2nd Oct
  • Low 05:01am
    (1.93m)
  • High 10:52am
    (4.62m)
  • Low 05:42pm
    (1.92m)
  • High 11:36pm
    (4.42m)
  • Fri 3rd Oct
  • Low 06:21am
    (2.03m)
  • High 12:23pm
    (4.59m)
  • Low 07:10pm
    (1.88m)
Tides taken from Newlyn and may vary up to ½ along the coast