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Fistral-South ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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Fistral-South Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Monday, 19 August 2019, 02:42 Local time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
W 30
W 30
W 30
Wind State cross-

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Fistral-South in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 1 km from Fistral-South.

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Fistral-South Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Perranporth Waverider, 8 km from Fistral-South.


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Current weather near Fistral-South

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 5 miles from Fistral-South.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
Dominant period (s) 7.7 11.1 9.1 7.1

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Overall Fistral-South Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Fistral-South Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Fistral-South:


  • The closest passenger airport to Fistral-South is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fistral-South is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Fistral-South and is 165 km (102 miles) away.
Fistral-South break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fistral-South, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Fistral-South sea temperature, Fistral-South photographs, Fistral-South detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fistral-South webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Fistral-South tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Fistral-South.