Porthtowan Surf Report

Surf report for Fri 12/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 5:33am (5.38m)
Low 12:17pm (0.81m)
High 5:54pm (5.73m)
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise06:05
Sunset20:46
Dark21:23
Surf report for Sat 13/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 12:46am (0.60m)
High 6:18am (5.50m)
Low 1:06pm (0.66m)
High 6:39pm (5.82m)
Daylight
First light05:30
Sunrise06:07
Sunset20:44
Dark21:21
Surf report for Sun 14/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 1:33am (0.52m)
High 7:02am (5.51m)
Low 1:51pm (0.64m)
High 7:22pm (5.80m)
Daylight
First light05:32
Sunrise06:08
Sunset20:42
Dark21:19
Surf report for Mon 15/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 2:17am (0.58m)
High 7:44am (5.43m)
Low 2:34pm (0.74m)
High 8:04pm (5.65m)
Daylight
First light05:33
Sunrise06:10
Sunset20:40
Dark21:17
Surf report for Tue 16/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 2:58am (0.76m)
High 8:25am (5.27m)
Low 3:14pm (0.94m)
High 8:45pm (5.42m)
Daylight
First light05:35
Sunrise06:11
Sunset20:38
Dark21:14
Surf report for Wed 17/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 3:37am (1.03m)
High 9:04am (5.05m)
Low 3:52pm (1.22m)
High 9:25pm (5.12m)
Daylight
First light05:37
Sunrise06:13
Sunset20:37
Dark21:12
By . Last updated

Good quality beach break, capable of providing punchy waves at most states of tide. The beach faces pretty much due west so is offshore in an easterly wind, although high cliffs provide some degree of shelter towards hightide.

When it's good here it's very good with decent barrels to be had and the ability to handle a decent sized swell. This is reflected in the standard of surfing and the beach's popularity.

At low tide the beach is much bigger and joins up with Lushingtons to the south which is reknown for it's barrelling left handers.

Probably not one of the best beaches for beginners, particularly towards high tide when it becomes a little narrow and rocky. Plus the local crew aren't the most tolerant!