Portreath Surf Report

Portreath is home to The Vortex a right hand reef break which peels of the harbour wall. This is not a wave for the light-hearted and definitely not suitable for beginners. The wave comes in from deeper water and hits the reef going from a lump to past vertical making air drops the norm. Combined with its propensity to barrel and form a wedgey inside this goes some way to explaining where it gets the name.

For obvious reasons (i.e. heavy and hollow) the Vortex is popular with bodyboarders, however there are usually a couple of stand up surfers giving it a go. If all this hasn't put you off then maybe the 'Locals Only' scrawled on the wall might!

The beach itself can produce a half decent wave and packs a fair punch itself on a good day

Being north facing and with high cliffs to the west the beach is fairly sheltered and needs a medium sized west/northwest swell to get it going. In terms of wind this is an advantage as a south-westerly is cross offshore. The Vortex can handle waves of up to 8ft.

Tue 19/01

Surf report for Tue 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 11ft 8s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 13ft 9s  °  ° 31mph
Tide times
Low 2:55am (1.55m)
High 8:35am (4.93m)
Low 3:20pm (1.60m)
High 8:55pm (4.57m)
Daylight
First light07:34
Sunrise08:10
Sunset16:53
Dark17:29

Wed 20/01

Surf report for Wed 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 14ft 11s  °  ° 30mph
12:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 13ft 11s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
Low 3:34am (1.78m)
High 9:17am (4.68m)
Low 4:01pm (1.82m)
High 9:41pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light07:33
Sunrise08:09
Sunset16:54
Dark17:31

Thu 21/01

Surf report for Thu 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 13ft 10s  °  ° 31mph
12:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 4:20am (1.99m)
High 10:07am (4.45m)
Low 4:51pm (2.00m)
High 10:38pm (4.22m)
Daylight
First light07:32
Sunrise08:08
Sunset16:56
Dark17:32

Fri 22/01

Surf report for Fri 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 12ft 10s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
Low 5:19am (2.15m)
High 11:10am (4.27m)
Low 5:54pm (2.12m)
High 11:51pm (4.15m)
Daylight
First light07:31
Sunrise08:07
Sunset16:57
Dark17:34

Sat 23/01

Surf report for Sat 23/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 6:31am (2.21m)
High 12:26pm (4.21m)
Low 7:05pm (2.11m)
Daylight
First light07:30
Sunrise08:06
Sunset16:59
Dark17:35

Sun 24/01

Surf report for Sun 24/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 10ft 19s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 10ft 17s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 1:08am (4.23m)
Low 7:44am (2.12m)
High 1:37pm (4.31m)
Low 8:11pm (1.97m)
Daylight
First light07:29
Sunrise08:05
Sunset17:01
Dark17:37