UK Surfing Home – Fistral Beach
The home of UK Surfing, Fistral beach is world famous.
Surfers: Round Towan Head, topped by the imposing Headland Hotel familiar to anyone who has watched the annual Surfmasters contest on TV, is Fistral Beach, probably the most famous British surf spot.
The car park (pay & display) is approached from Headland Road and is signposted from the town. Fistral is definitely one of the best beach breaks in the country, north-west facing with fast hollow waves, particularly at low tide. Even in on-shore conditions the wave still holds shape and power. With a south-easterly wind there are good tubing sections.
Off Towan Head, the Cribber Reef breaks in big winter swells and provides a big challenging wave for the experts. Hazards: rips when over 4ft.