Porthtowan Surf Report

Surf report for Wed 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 12:22am (1.18m)
High 6:03am (5.33m)
Low 12:47pm (1.10m)
High 6:23pm (5.10m)
Daylight
First light07:34
Sunrise08:10
Sunset16:52
Dark17:28
Surf report for Thu 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 12:57am (1.16m)
High 6:38am (5.32m)
Low 1:23pm (1.10m)
High 6:58pm (5.05m)
Daylight
First light07:33
Sunrise08:09
Sunset16:53
Dark17:30
Surf report for Fri 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 1:32am (1.20m)
High 7:13am (5.27m)
Low 1:59pm (1.16m)
High 7:35pm (4.97m)
Daylight
First light07:32
Sunrise08:08
Sunset16:55
Dark17:31
Surf report for Sat 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 1ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 1ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 2:09am (1.28m)
High 7:51am (5.18m)
Low 2:36pm (1.27m)
High 8:13pm (4.88m)
Daylight
First light07:31
Sunrise08:07
Sunset16:57
Dark17:33
Surf report for Sun 23/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 1ft 15s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 2:49am (1.40m)
High 8:31am (5.05m)
Low 3:18pm (1.41m)
High 8:57pm (4.76m)
Daylight
First light07:30
Sunrise08:06
Sunset16:58
Dark17:34
Surf report for Mon 24/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 2mph
Tide times
Low 3:34am (1.55m)
High 9:18am (4.89m)
Low 4:09pm (1.58m)
High 9:50pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light07:29
Sunrise08:05
Sunset17:00
Dark17:36

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!