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 23/07

Surf report for Fri 23/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:004ft7s ° °21mph
12:004ft7s ° °23mph
18:004ft7s ° °21mph
Tide times
High 4:38am (5.14m)
Low 11:21am (1.08m)
High 5:03pm (5.40m)
Low 11:52pm (0.93m)
Daylight
First light04:57
Sunrise05:37
Sunset21:17
Dark21:58

Sat 24/07

Surf report for Sat 24/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:005ft8s ° °20mph
12:004ft6s ° °17mph
18:003ft6s ° °14mph
Tide times
High 5:29am (5.27m)
Low 12:14pm (0.95m)
High 5:51pm (5.55m)
Daylight
First light04:58
Sunrise05:39
Sunset21:16
Dark21:56

Sun 25/07

Surf report for Sun 25/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:002ft7s ° °12mph
12:002ft7s ° °11mph
18:002ft7s ° °10mph
Tide times
Low 12:43am (0.81m)
High 6:15am (5.32m)
Low 1:03pm (0.88m)
High 6:37pm (5.61m)
Daylight
First light05:00
Sunrise05:40
Sunset21:15
Dark21:55

Mon 26/07

Surf report for Mon 26/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:001ft7s ° °10mph
12:002ft7s ° °12mph
18:002ft7s ° °12mph
Tide times
Low 1:31am (0.77m)
High 7:00am (5.29m)
Low 1:48pm (0.89m)
High 7:20pm (5.57m)
Daylight
First light05:01
Sunrise05:41
Sunset21:13
Dark21:53

Tue 27/07

Surf report for Tue 27/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:004ft6s ° °19mph
12:004ft6s ° °16mph
18:004ft9s ° °19mph
Tide times
Low 2:14am (0.83m)
High 7:42am (5.20m)
Low 2:30pm (0.99m)
High 8:02pm (5.45m)
Daylight
First light05:03
Sunrise05:43
Sunset21:12
Dark21:52

Wed 28/07

Surf report for Wed 28/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:005ft6s ° °23mph
12:007ft7s ° °30mph
18:007ft7s ° °25mph
Tide times
Low 2:55am (0.97m)
High 8:23am (5.05m)
Low 3:09pm (1.15m)
High 8:42pm (5.27m)
Daylight
First light05:04
Sunrise05:44
Sunset21:10
Dark21:50