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.

Sat 23/10

Surf report for Sat 23/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:003ft8s ° °18mph
12:004ft5s ° °24mph
18:005ft7s ° °25mph
Tide times
Low 1:16am (1.13m)
High 6:48am (5.40m)
Low 1:33pm (1.19m)
High 7:04pm (5.34m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:56
Sunset18:13
Dark18:47

Sun 24/10

Surf report for Sun 24/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:007ft9s ° °25mph
12:006ft9s ° °16mph
18:005ft9s ° °17mph
Tide times
Low 1:45am (1.26m)
High 7:17am (5.30m)
Low 2:03pm (1.35m)
High 7:34pm (5.16m)
Daylight
First light07:25
Sunrise07:58
Sunset18:12
Dark18:45

Mon 25/10

Surf report for Mon 25/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:008ft13s ° °17mph
12:008ft13s ° °14mph
18:007ft12s ° °15mph
Tide times
Low 2:14am (1.45m)
High 7:48am (5.15m)
Low 2:33pm (1.56m)
High 8:05pm (4.94m)
Daylight
First light07:26
Sunrise08:00
Sunset18:10
Dark18:43

Tue 26/10

Surf report for Tue 26/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:006ft11s ° °15mph
12:005ft11s ° °14mph
18:005ft10s ° °16mph
Tide times
Low 2:44am (1.68m)
High 8:20am (4.94m)
Low 3:06pm (1.81m)
High 8:39pm (4.68m)
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise08:01
Sunset18:08
Dark18:41

Wed 27/10

Surf report for Wed 27/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:006ft10s ° °25mph
12:009ft13s ° °28mph
18:0010ft12s ° °27mph
Tide times
Low 3:17am (1.93m)
High 8:57am (4.69m)
Low 3:45pm (2.07m)
High 9:22pm (4.39m)
Daylight
First light07:30
Sunrise08:03
Sunset18:06
Dark18:40

Thu 28/10

Surf report for Thu 28/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:009ft11s ° °30mph
12:007ft11s ° °15mph
18:006ft11s ° °15mph
Tide times
Low 3:59am (2.20m)
High 9:47am (4.42m)
Low 4:37pm (2.30m)
High 10:26pm (4.12m)
Daylight
First light07:31
Sunrise08:05
Sunset18:04
Dark18:38