Portreath Surf Report

Surf report for Tue 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 1:30am (4.74m)
Low 8:22am (1.52m)
High 2:10pm (4.57m)
Low 8:48pm (1.60m)
Daylight
First light04:41
Sunrise05:22
Sunset21:13
Dark21:54
Surf report for Wed 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 2:32am (4.86m)
Low 9:19am (1.37m)
High 3:05pm (4.75m)
Low 9:42pm (1.42m)
Daylight
First light04:39
Sunrise05:21
Sunset21:14
Dark21:56
Surf report for Thu 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 3:24am (4.99m)
Low 10:08am (1.25m)
High 3:51pm (4.91m)
Low 10:29pm (1.29m)
Daylight
First light04:38
Sunrise05:20
Sunset21:15
Dark21:57
Surf report for Fri 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 4:08am (5.08m)
Low 10:51am (1.19m)
High 4:30pm (5.03m)
Low 11:11pm (1.22m)
Daylight
First light04:37
Sunrise05:19
Sunset21:16
Dark21:59
Surf report for Sat 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 4:47am (5.11m)
Low 11:28am (1.18m)
High 5:06pm (5.12m)
Low 11:48pm (1.19m)
Daylight
First light04:36
Sunrise05:18
Sunset21:18
Dark22:00
Surf report for Sun 29/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 5:22am (5.12m)
Low 12:02pm (1.19m)
High 5:40pm (5.17m)
Daylight
First light04:35
Sunrise05:17
Sunset21:19
Dark22:01
By . Last updated

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.