Portreath Surf Report

Surf report for Tue 09/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 2:38am (4.62m)
Low 9:17am (1.61m)
High 3:14pm (4.86m)
Low 9:53pm (1.43m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise06:01
Sunset20:51
Dark21:29
Surf report for Wed 10/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 3:47am (4.89m)
Low 10:24am (1.33m)
High 4:14pm (5.21m)
Low 10:58pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise06:02
Sunset20:50
Dark21:27
Surf report for Thu 11/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 4:43am (5.16m)
Low 11:23am (1.04m)
High 5:06pm (5.52m)
Low 11:54pm (0.80m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise06:04
Sunset20:48
Dark21:25
Surf report for Fri 12/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 5:33am (5.38m)
Low 12:17pm (0.81m)
High 5:54pm (5.73m)
Daylight
First light05:29
Sunrise06:05
Sunset20:46
Dark21:23
Surf report for Sat 13/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 12:46am (0.60m)
High 6:18am (5.50m)
Low 1:06pm (0.66m)
High 6:39pm (5.82m)
Daylight
First light05:30
Sunrise06:07
Sunset20:44
Dark21:21
Surf report for Sun 14/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 1:33am (0.52m)
High 7:02am (5.51m)
Low 1:51pm (0.64m)
High 7:22pm (5.80m)
Daylight
First light05:32
Sunrise06:08
Sunset20:42
Dark21:19
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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.