Surfing

Cornwall's most informed surf reports and information

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 - Wednesday 18th Jan

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistralPraa SandsSennen
Wed 18th Jan 3
ft
SSE7
mph
3
ft
SSE8
mph
4
ft
SSE8
mph
Thu 19th Jan 3
ft
SSE7
mph
3
ft
SSE8
mph
4
ft
SSE8
mph
Fri 20th Jan 3
ft
ENE10
mph
3
ft
ENE11
mph
4
ft
ENE11
mph
Sat 21st Jan 2
ft
E12
mph
4
ft
E13
mph
4
ft
E13
mph
Sun 22nd Jan 3
ft
ESE13
mph
4
ft
ESE14
mph
4
ft
ESE14
mph
Mon 23rd Jan 3
ft
ENE5
mph
3
ft
ENE4
mph
4
ft
ENE4
mph
Tue 24th Jan 3
ft
SW8
mph
3
ft
SW10
mph
4
ft
SW10
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall 7 day swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Tue 17th Jan 00:00 (-2hrs) Tue 17th Jan 06:00 (+4hrs) Tue 17th Jan 12:00 (+10hrs) Tue 17th Jan 18:00 (+16hrs) Wed 18th Jan 00:00 (+22hrs) Wed 18th Jan 06:00 (+28hrs) Wed 18th Jan 12:00 (+34hrs) Wed 18th Jan 18:00 (+40hrs) Thu 19th Jan 00:00 (+46hrs) Thu 19th Jan 06:00 (+52hrs) Thu 19th Jan 12:00 (+58hrs) Thu 19th Jan 18:00 (+64hrs) Fri 20th Jan 00:00 (+70hrs) Fri 20th Jan 06:00 (+76hrs) Fri 20th Jan 12:00 (+82hrs) Fri 20th Jan 18:00 (+88hrs) Sat 21st Jan 00:00 (+94hrs) Sat 21st Jan 06:00 (+100hrs) Sat 21st Jan 12:00 (+106hrs) Sat 21st Jan 18:00 (+112hrs) Sun 22nd Jan 00:00 (+118hrs) Sun 22nd Jan 06:00 (+124hrs) Sun 22nd Jan 12:00 (+130hrs) Sun 22nd Jan 18:00 (+136hrs) Mon 23rd Jan 00:00 (+142hrs) Mon 23rd Jan 06:00 (+148hrs) Mon 23rd Jan 12:00 (+154hrs) Mon 23rd Jan 18:00 (+160hrs) Tue 24th Jan 00:00 (+166hrs) Tue 24th Jan 06:00 (+172hrs) Tue 24th Jan 12:00 (+178hrs)
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Tide times

  • Tue 17th January
    Low 02:12am (1.12m)
    High 07:46am (5.33m)
    Low 02:39pm (1.17m)
    High 08:08pm (4.98m)
  • Wed 18th January
    Low 02:50am (1.37m)
    High 08:26am (5.06m)
    Low 03:18pm (1.45m)
    High 08:50pm (4.74m)