When is the best time of year to go surfing in Cornwall?

For many the time to go surfing in Cornwall is during the peak summer season. The days are long, the weather is fair and the temperature of the sea is at it’s warmest ranging from 15 – 18 C (59 – 64F).
The month of August attracts the largest amount of people to the main surfing beaches in Cornwall and it is most popular with people of all ages and a wide range of surfing abilities.
In the summer the beach lifeguards watch over the safety of the beach users and there is a great atmosphere amongst friends and fellow surfers. When the sun is shining, there is no other place like it in the world.
The surfing conditions in Cornwall can vary throughout the year but it very much depends on the weather systems, the wind and the tides. It is a good idea to keep an eye on the surf report or ask a lifeguard or surf instructor what is happening.
During the summer months the waves are generally smaller and less powerful than in the winter. Bigger, more powerful waves occur more consistently thinning out the crowds.
In the past the only real option to go surfing in Cornwall was in the summer due to the cold climate and poorly designed wetsuits.
Nowadays, with the production of high quality wetsuits, boots, gloves and hood surfing is no longer just a summer time thing and people are enjoying surfing all year round.

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