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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 Surf Guide

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.

Fistral-South Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fistral-South:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fistral-South occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Fistral-South (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fistral-South with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in February while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fistral-South Location Map

Interactive Fistral-South surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Fistral-South Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 12:43 Local Time
Tuesday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.9
W
1.8
W
1.6
WSW
1.9
WSW
Period (s) 12 11 7 8
Wind (km/h)
30
30
35
35
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Fistral-South

Surf stats for Fistral-South, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fistral-South

Wind stats for Fistral-South, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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