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.

Wed 23/09

Surf report for Wed 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 4:00am (1.28m)
High 9:32am (5.10m)
Low 4:22pm (1.43m)
High 9:59pm (4.89m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:09
Sunset19:16
Dark19:49

Thu 24/09

Surf report for Thu 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 13ft 9s  °  ° 33mph
12:00 16ft 11s  °  ° 34mph
18:00 18ft 12s  °  ° 38mph
Tide times
Low 4:51am (1.70m)
High 10:30am (4.74m)
Low 5:21pm (1.81m)
High 11:08pm (4.49m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:11
Sunset19:14
Dark19:46

Fri 25/09

Surf report for Fri 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
3:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 33mph
15:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Low 5:57am (2.05m)
High 11:50am (4.47m)
Low 6:41pm (2.06m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:12
Sunset19:12
Dark19:44

Sat 26/09

Surf report for Sat 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
3:00 7ft 17s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 12:44am (4.28m)
Low 7:26am (2.19m)
High 1:27pm (4.45m)
Low 8:15pm (2.03m)
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:14
Sunset19:10
Dark19:42

Sun 27/09

Surf report for Sun 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
12:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
21:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 2:16am (4.38m)
Low 8:52am (2.04m)
High 2:43pm (4.66m)
Low 9:30pm (1.77m)
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:15
Sunset19:08
Dark19:40

Mon 28/09

Surf report for Mon 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 3:20am (4.63m)
Low 9:55am (1.74m)
High 3:39pm (4.95m)
Low 10:25pm (1.47m)
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:17
Sunset19:05
Dark19:38