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Top Surf Spots in Cornwall


It’s almost time to put away those gloves, hoods and winter wetsuits and start looking forward to catching some sunshine whilst you’re waiting for that perfect wave. So we thought we would share some of our favourite surf spots with you.

Love Cornwall’s Top 5 surf spots:

Fistral Beach – Possibly the most well known surf spot in Cornwall, but it doesn’t disapoint. The beach is split into North and South Fistral. North is good for beginners, but it gets very busy in the Summer. If you want to watch some of the pro’s in action it’s the best place to catch a competition.

Gwithian – Great swell, and usually has some waves as its a fairly exposed beach break, but it can get messy. The sloping sand makes it an ideal place for beginners, with space for everyone to catch a decent wave.

Praa Sands – Fast, heavy waves, which can produce great barrells, but dumpy near the shoreline. Good for all abilities. This is a popular spot and when the surf is up, it does get busy. Beware of the rip on the west end. Beach cafe and carpark nearby.

Perranporth – A long sandy beach that works during all stages of the tide, and is good for all levels.  It’s fairly consistent, but more experienced surfers tend to head to Droskyn Point, on the far left side. The beach is close to the centre of town.

Perranuthnoe – A less well known spot,  good for beginners, as it’s sheltered and sandy. When the surfs big and blown out on the North coast this is often cleaner and smaller. Best at low tide. Good facilities with a near by car park and cafe. 

3 Top Tips for beginners:

1.)    Always surf between the black & white chequered flag. These mark out the best and safest areas for surfing.

2.)    Be mindful  of other surfers and wait your turn in the lineup.

3.)    Check out the conditions before heading out at http://www.piratefm.co.uk/surf/




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