There is a long standing association with Cornwall and quality surfing, perhaps the UK’s foremost surfing attraction being that based in Newquay…the home of British Surfing and the British Surfing Association. The diversity that Newquays coast offers, extends to an all encompassing surfing experience, whether expert or novice!
Newquay offers many opportunities for the more challenging winds and swells to coastal areas. Surfers from across the globe congregate around the shores of Newquay to enjoy the diversity of surf. A resume of styles to surfing in and around Newquay is suggested below:-
Mawgan Porth is said to only be active during strong easterly winds.
Watergate Bay is sandy and flat and frequented by the novice surfer.
Whipsiderry is a sheltered area from the South Westerly winds.
Newquay Bay has 3 sandy beaches which are best avoided in summer.
Fistral is the most famous of the UKs surfing beaches, the best and most challenging!
Crantock Bay offers great surfing when the conditions are right.
Holywell is best experienced around low tide.
It is therefore not unusual to expect that the legendary cornish pasty also has a worldwide fellowship, the surfing community alone is strongly associated with the pasty and with a world wide surfing attraction, the aroma of the cornish pasty goes far beyond Cornwalls coastline!