St Ives Bay is a series of breaks from Godrevy at one end to the Island in St Ives at the other, almost every wind except N and all swells from small to the biggest, summer playground to winter shelter, fantastic.
I've surfed the biggest, scariest, longest, barrelling wave of my life here. Bigger and better than Porthleven and without the arrogant locals. Although it gets very busy and the countless longboarders really get on my nerves. They will drop in on you when it's clearly your priority. Or they'll paddle from a mile out so you cant take the wave! Porthtowan is usually better.
This beach is okay in the winter but Godrevy sucks. Gwithian, to the west, is so much more powerful. Stay away from Godrevy because its way too weak and fat over there. Soul surfers all go to Gwithian when this beach is cookin'.
This is the best break in England. The only place I have found better breaks was on a reef on the Island of Nias(Sumatra). The crowds flock here during the summer so be careful the rips as they can be overwhelming but there are lifeguards on hand if needed!!
This is a good break with a consistant swell 5ft+ is needed for any really good surf. You get some really clean breakers here. Watch the crouds though they don't move if you're moving either. The best thing to do is to ride into the stupid fuckers.
Gwithian is the best beach I have been to apart from Sennon cove. The waves are great and the breaks are great. During the summer flocks of people arrive at the beach so try to avoid them. But if you cant just hit into them then apoligise. It works.
This is a beast of a break when its on! Full of low tide hollow pits and 500m long waves at mid-tide, not forgetting the hideous shory at high tide! Be carefully of the emmits in speedos and polly boards!
This is one of the best beaches in Cornwall in my humble opinion, not as crowded as St Ives and Sennen and yet the breaks are better, long beautiful white atlantic wedges driving ya to shore! The beach is sound too although the rips is bad my bro got dragged out and a dude on a longboard had to save him!
Gwithian can get very good, and a haven for a surf if it's clean. However the crowds put a major damper on things as there are always northern kooks in the way. All the 'cool dudes' with their attitude go here in the summer to surf 1ft but are knowhere to be seen in the lineup when the 8ft+ autumn swells come through.
It was the first and best spot that I surfed so far in England. The glassy clean waves, the beautiful scenery and the mystic green ocean water made this a day to remember. Other surfers in the water were very friendly and it was easy to reach by van. This spot has it all!!