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 05/06

Surf report for Fri 05/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 4:49am (5.48m)
Low 11:38am (0.75m)
High 5:13pm (5.54m)
Daylight
First light04:28
Sunrise05:12
Sunset21:26
Dark22:10

Sat 06/06

Surf report for Sat 06/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 30mph
18:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Low 12:02am (0.75m)
High 5:35am (5.50m)
Low 12:25pm (0.76m)
High 5:58pm (5.59m)
Daylight
First light04:28
Sunrise05:12
Sunset21:27
Dark22:11

Sun 07/06

Surf report for Sun 07/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 12:49am (0.76m)
High 6:21am (5.43m)
Low 1:10pm (0.85m)
High 6:42pm (5.54m)
Daylight
First light04:27
Sunrise05:11
Sunset21:28
Dark22:12

Mon 08/06

Surf report for Mon 08/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 1:34am (0.84m)
High 7:05am (5.29m)
Low 1:53pm (1.00m)
High 7:26pm (5.42m)
Daylight
First light04:27
Sunrise05:11
Sunset21:29
Dark22:13

Tue 09/06

Surf report for Tue 09/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 2:18am (1.01m)
High 7:48am (5.08m)
Low 2:34pm (1.21m)
High 8:10pm (5.24m)
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise05:11
Sunset21:30
Dark22:14

Wed 10/06

Surf report for Wed 10/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
15:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 3:00am (1.23m)
High 8:33am (4.84m)
Low 3:15pm (1.45m)
High 8:55pm (5.01m)
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise05:10
Sunset21:30
Dark22:15