Porthleven Surf Report

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 12:15am (1.16m)
High 5:51am (5.12m)
Low 12:33pm (1.13m)
High 6:11pm (5.25m)
Daylight
First light04:41
Sunrise05:23
Sunset21:13
Dark21:54
Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 17s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 12:53am (1.12m)
High 6:27am (5.12m)
Low 1:11pm (1.14m)
High 6:48pm (5.25m)
Daylight
First light04:40
Sunrise05:22
Sunset21:14
Dark21:56
Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:33am (1.13m)
High 7:06am (5.05m)
Low 1:50pm (1.21m)
High 7:28pm (5.20m)
Daylight
First light04:39
Sunrise05:21
Sunset21:15
Dark21:57
Surf report for Sun 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 2:14am (1.19m)
High 7:48am (4.93m)
Low 2:31pm (1.33m)
High 8:11pm (5.10m)
Daylight
First light04:38
Sunrise05:20
Sunset21:16
Dark21:58
Surf report for Mon 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 2:59am (1.30m)
High 8:35am (4.77m)
Low 3:17pm (1.48m)
High 9:01pm (4.97m)
Daylight
First light04:37
Sunrise05:19
Sunset21:17
Dark22:00
Surf report for Tue 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 8ft 8s  °  ° 27mph
18:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Low 3:49am (1.42m)
High 9:29am (4.61m)
Low 4:09pm (1.63m)
High 9:58pm (4.85m)
Daylight
First light04:36
Sunrise05:18
Sunset21:19
Dark22:01
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Porthleven Barrel Sequence 3
Porthleven

The reef to the right hand side of the harbour is considered one of the best breaks in the UK and has been the proving ground for many of the current generation of British pros

The wave is not a beginners wave at all - breaking with extreme power on to a shallow, uneven, barnacle encrusted reef, the potential for mishaps is great! Many a time have I played pinball with the rocks here whilst caught inside!

The wave itself is a fairly short left and right of varying quality depending on the swell direction and state of tide. The right is more popular possibly owing to the fact it breaks into an extremely deep channel (the harbour mouth). The right often provides at least one barrel section.

The left is slightly faster and more walley. It also often provides a decent barrel but the risk for taking a beating is a bit greater with the channel not being quite so defined

There is also a wave that breaks in front of the pier. It's got a short ugly left off it and a slightly longer, slightly dodgier right. It only seems to get surfed by bodyboarders which might give you a clue about how gnarly it is!

The ideal conditions are low-mid tide (low for the left), with a south-westerly swell and a north-easterly wind. However, the wave is so much superior to most beach breaks it's often worth a look.

The bad news about Porthleven is the crowd. When it's good all the top surfers in Cornwall are out there, plus the locals. Unless you're prepared to charge and dodge fibreglass then this probably isn't the spot for you! You have to put in a bit of time here and not be afraid to get any waves.

Porthleven 10 day surf forecast here.