Surfing in Cornwall
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Information about Cornwall
Cornwall is probably the home of English surfing. Located in the far south west corner of the british Isles it is ideally placed to catch Atlantic Swells. Cornwall is a very rural area with plenty of picturesque countryside. Truro is the only city in the county.
As far as surf capitals go - head to Newquay.
Cornwall Surfing Info and Details
There are many breaks in Cornwall and as a result, plenty of Crowds. If Cornwall is the home of English surfing then Newquay is the garden. The surf capital of the UK and a great place to get all your equipment together.
The downside is that the beaches are packed here.
Both the north and south coasts catch plenty of swell from the Atlantic and the best swells are found from late Autumn through Spring. It's cold this time of year so make sure you have a decent wetsuit.
There are waves to suit every level of surfing with plenty of mellow beach breaks for the novice (surf schools are abundant). There are also serious waves for the experienced surfer with some big wave spots holding in excess of 20ft on a good swell. Something for everyone!
Avoid the popular breaks for a better surfing experience (these include the breaks in and around Newquay). If you are visiting England then surfing in Cornwall is a must.
Surf Equipment Required for the Waves in Cornwall
A springsuit is required for surfing in the summer months but the full monty is required for deep winter. It's the best time of year for waves but not for lightweights!
You'll need a 5/3mm, boots, gloves and hood.
Bring a board suitable for the waves you want to be surfing.