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Little Fistral ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Little Fistral Surf Guide

Little Fistral in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Beware of rips and rocks.

Little Fistral Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Little Fistral:

The best conditions reported for surf at Little Fistral occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Little Fistral 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 17% of the time in February while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
65%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Little Fistral Location Map

Interactive Little Fistral 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 Little Fistral is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Little Fistral is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Little Fistral Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 06:37 Local Time
Sunday 09
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 3.0
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 30
S 40
SSW 40
SSW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Little Fistral

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

Wind History at Little Fistral

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

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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/harbour
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

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