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 16th Jan

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*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall 7 day swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Wed 16th Jan 00:00 (-19hrs) Wed 16th Jan 06:00 (-13hrs) Wed 16th Jan 12:00 (-7hrs) Wed 16th Jan 18:00 (-1hrs) Thu 17th Jan 00:00 (+5hrs) Thu 17th Jan 06:00 (+11hrs) Thu 17th Jan 12:00 (+17hrs) Thu 17th Jan 18:00 (+23hrs) Fri 18th Jan 00:00 (+29hrs) Fri 18th Jan 06:00 (+35hrs) Fri 18th Jan 12:00 (+41hrs) Fri 18th Jan 18:00 (+47hrs) Sat 19th Jan 00:00 (+53hrs) Sat 19th Jan 06:00 (+59hrs) Sat 19th Jan 12:00 (+65hrs) Sat 19th Jan 18:00 (+71hrs) Sun 20th Jan 00:00 (+77hrs) Sun 20th Jan 06:00 (+83hrs) Sun 20th Jan 12:00 (+89hrs) Sun 20th Jan 18:00 (+95hrs) Mon 21st Jan 00:00 (+101hrs) Mon 21st Jan 06:00 (+107hrs) Mon 21st Jan 12:00 (+113hrs) Mon 21st Jan 18:00 (+119hrs) Tue 22nd Jan 00:00 (+125hrs) Tue 22nd Jan 06:00 (+131hrs) Tue 22nd Jan 12:00 (+137hrs) Tue 22nd Jan 18:00 (+143hrs) Wed 23rd Jan 00:00 (+149hrs) Wed 23rd Jan 06:00 (+155hrs) Wed 23rd Jan 12:00 (+161hrs)
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Tide times

  • Wed 16th January
    Low 06:07am (2.05m)
    High 12:02pm (4.46m)
    Low 06:45pm (1.88m)
  • Thu 17th January
    High 12:42am (4.44m)
    Low 07:22am (1.88m)
    High 01:15pm (4.60m)
    Low 07:54pm (1.68m)