Porthtowan Surf Report

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!

Tue 20/08

Surf report for Tue 20/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 2:40am (1.21m)
High 8:12am (4.99m)
Low 2:52pm (1.33m)
High 8:29pm (5.10m)
Daylight
First light05:41
Sunrise06:17
Sunset20:31
Dark21:07

Wed 21/08

Surf report for Wed 21/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 3:11am (1.35m)
High 8:44am (4.87m)
Low 3:24pm (1.49m)
High 9:02pm (4.94m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:18
Sunset20:29
Dark21:04

Thu 22/08

Surf report for Thu 22/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 3:44am (1.52m)
High 9:19am (4.72m)
Low 3:59pm (1.68m)
High 9:40pm (4.75m)
Daylight
First light05:45
Sunrise06:20
Sunset20:27
Dark21:02

Fri 23/08

Surf report for Fri 23/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
3:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
15:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 4:22am (1.72m)
High 10:01am (4.55m)
Low 4:44pm (1.87m)
High 10:29pm (4.53m)
Daylight
First light05:46
Sunrise06:21
Sunset20:25
Dark21:00

Sat 24/08

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
21:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 5:13am (1.91m)
High 10:58am (4.38m)
Low 5:45pm (2.03m)
High 11:36pm (4.35m)
Daylight
First light05:48
Sunrise06:23
Sunset20:23
Dark20:58

Sun 25/08

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 6:21am (2.03m)
High 12:19pm (4.30m)
Low 7:05pm (2.07m)
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:24
Sunset20:21
Dark20:56