This is one of the reasons which makes Cornwall so special for surfing. You can genuinely surf at any time of the year.
Each and every season can bring a range of conditions, however some are more slightly more anticipated at certain times of the year compared to other times. But with some small adaptations throughout the year, the waves at Fistral can be enjoyed in every month of the year.
Learn to Surf Cornwall: Winter
A great season for learning to surf, you just need a little preparation. Over the winter months then some consideration needs to be made towards the water temperature, daylight hours and weather conditions. The water will be at its coldest. However, with the fantastic improvements in equipment this shouldn’t be enough to put you off going in the Atlantic. The surf in the winter can very much be enjoyed. You will want to be kitted out in a winter wetsuit, boots, gloves and a hood (the addition of a thermal wetsuit rashvest will make it even better!). All of these items are included in your lesson if you have chosen to learn to surf in Cornwall in the winter with us. Alternatively you can hire all of these items. The surf in the winter months tends to be very consistent.
Learn to Surf Cornwall: Spring
During spring the days are getting longer, the temperature is on the up and everyone knows summer is on the way so it is a beautiful time to be in Cornwall. The surf in the spring is very reliable often with spells of light winds and a good wave size. Surfer’s always have a hopeful optimism for the conditions that the spring months bring with them.
Learn to Surf Cornwall: Summer
The summer days should be full of sunshine, long days and great sunsets. Often the general surf is slightly smaller than at other times of the year, but still extremely reliable with fewer storm swells expected to appear over these months. The summer months are all about water time, enjoying the warmer water, fewer layers and longer days. There will be many days which leave you truly feeling surfed out.
Learn to Surf Cornwall: Autumn
Autumn swells always hold a lot of promise. With light winds and larger swells starting to roll in, the summer should have prepared you well for the start of the bigger surf. The water stays warm for a good few months after summer, so there is plenty of time to enjoy being in fewer layers and enjoying the waves.