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.

Fri 22/11

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 12:23am (4.67m)
Low 6:59am (1.78m)
High 12:52pm (4.97m)
Low 7:41pm (1.45m)
Daylight
First light07:07
Sunrise07:44
Sunset16:29
Dark17:06

Sat 23/11

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 8ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 1:29am (4.95m)
Low 8:05am (1.47m)
High 1:53pm (5.24m)
Low 8:40pm (1.16m)
Daylight
First light07:09
Sunrise07:45
Sunset16:28
Dark17:05

Sun 24/11

Surf report for Sun 24/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
High 2:24am (5.25m)
Low 9:02am (1.17m)
High 2:45pm (5.48m)
Low 9:32pm (0.94m)
Daylight
First light07:10
Sunrise07:47
Sunset16:27
Dark17:04

Mon 25/11

Surf report for Mon 25/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 30mph
12:00 13ft 10s  °  ° 30mph
18:00 13ft 12s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 3:12am (5.50m)
Low 9:54am (0.95m)
High 3:33pm (5.64m)
Low 10:20pm (0.81m)
Daylight
First light07:11
Sunrise07:48
Sunset16:26
Dark17:03

Tue 26/11

Surf report for Tue 26/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
High 3:56am (5.67m)
Low 10:42am (0.83m)
High 4:16pm (5.71m)
Low 11:05pm (0.78m)
Daylight
First light07:13
Sunrise07:50
Sunset16:26
Dark17:02

Wed 27/11

Surf report for Wed 27/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 4:38am (5.75m)
Low 11:27am (0.81m)
High 4:59pm (5.68m)
Low 11:48pm (0.85m)
Daylight
First light07:14
Sunrise07:51
Sunset16:25
Dark17:02