Fistral Beach, Cornwall

Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1EW, UK
Beach Lifeguard Mar - Oct

Fistral Beach is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 950 metres wide, backed by sand dunes. Probably the most famous surf beach in the UK and home of the Newquay Boardmasters world tour surfing event. Lots of facilities, shops, cafes, several Surf Schools. Surf Lessons available all year round.

Fistral Surf
Fistral Beach in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. Best around low tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Surf Forecast for Fistral Beach, Cornwall

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Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)20 20 15 20 10
Wave height (ft)11.5 8 15 10 6
Last updated: 20-Feb-2019