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 - Sunday 30th Apr

7 day Cornwall surf forecast
DateFistralPraa SandsSennen
Sun 30th Apr 5
ft
WNW17
mph
5
ft
W19
mph
7
ft
W19
mph
Mon 1st May 10
ft
WNW14
mph
7
ft
NW17
mph
11
ft
NW17
mph
Tue 2nd May 3
ft
E11
mph
3
ft
E11
mph
4
ft
E11
mph
Wed 3rd May 5
ft
ENE15
mph
5
ft
E15
mph
5
ft
E15
mph
Thu 4th May 5
ft
ENE16
mph
4
ft
ENE17
mph
6
ft
ENE17
mph
Fri 5th May 1
ft
E21
mph
3
ft
E22
mph
1
ft
E22
mph
Sat 6th May 1
ft
SSE16
mph
2
ft
SSE16
mph
1
ft
SSE16
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements

Cornwall 7 day swell chart

Wed 12th Aug 00:00 (00hr)
Sun 30th Apr 00:00 (-16hrs) Sun 30th Apr 06:00 (-10hrs) Sun 30th Apr 12:00 (-4hrs) Sun 30th Apr 18:00 (+2hrs) Mon 1st May 00:00 (+8hrs) Mon 1st May 06:00 (+14hrs) Mon 1st May 12:00 (+20hrs) Mon 1st May 18:00 (+26hrs) Tue 2nd May 00:00 (+32hrs) Tue 2nd May 06:00 (+38hrs) Tue 2nd May 12:00 (+44hrs) Tue 2nd May 18:00 (+50hrs) Wed 3rd May 00:00 (+56hrs) Wed 3rd May 06:00 (+62hrs) Wed 3rd May 12:00 (+68hrs) Wed 3rd May 18:00 (+74hrs) Thu 4th May 00:00 (+80hrs) Thu 4th May 06:00 (+86hrs) Thu 4th May 12:00 (+92hrs) Thu 4th May 18:00 (+98hrs) Fri 5th May 00:00 (+104hrs) Fri 5th May 06:00 (+110hrs) Fri 5th May 12:00 (+116hrs) Fri 5th May 18:00 (+122hrs) Sat 6th May 00:00 (+128hrs) Sat 6th May 06:00 (+134hrs) Sat 6th May 12:00 (+140hrs) Sat 6th May 18:00 (+146hrs) Sun 7th May 00:00 (+152hrs) Sun 7th May 06:00 (+158hrs) Sun 7th May 12:00 (+164hrs)
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Tide times

  • Sat 29th April
    Low 01:53am (0.45m)
    High 07:23am (5.73m)
    Low 02:14pm (0.56m)
    High 07:45pm (5.67m)
  • Sun 30th April
    Low 02:39am (0.62m)
    High 08:10am (5.50m)
    Low 02:59pm (0.82m)
    High 08:32pm (5.45m)