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.

Portreath surf report - updated 8am

7 day surf forecast for Portreath
DateWave HeightSwell DirectionWave PeriodWind
Sat 27th May 0
ft
SSE 7
secs
ESE18
mph
Sun 28th May 0
ft
SSE 7
secs
ESE18
mph
Mon 29th May 1
ft
SSW 7
secs
SSW12
mph
Tue 30th May 2
ft
W 7
secs
NW7
mph
Wed 31st May 2
ft
WNW 8
secs
NE13
mph
Thu 1st Jun 2
ft
WNW 6
secs
N11
mph
Fri 2nd Jun 2
ft
WNW 9
secs
NE8
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements