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 23/04

Surf report for Fri 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 27mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 28mph
18:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
High 2:18am (4.56m)
Low 9:02am (1.63m)
High 2:52pm (4.60m)
Low 9:24pm (1.57m)
Daylight
First light05:37
Sunrise06:12
Sunset20:26
Dark21:01

Sat 24/04

Surf report for Sat 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 27mph
12:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 27mph
18:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
High 3:12am (4.94m)
Low 9:57am (1.20m)
High 3:40pm (4.99m)
Low 10:17pm (1.16m)
Daylight
First light05:35
Sunrise06:10
Sunset20:28
Dark21:03

Sun 25/04

Surf report for Sun 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 27mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 26mph
18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 3:59am (5.31m)
Low 10:46am (0.83m)
High 4:24pm (5.33m)
Low 11:05pm (0.81m)
Daylight
First light05:33
Sunrise06:08
Sunset20:29
Dark21:05

Mon 26/04

Surf report for Mon 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 4:42am (5.60m)
Low 11:32am (0.56m)
High 5:06pm (5.59m)
Low 11:51pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light05:31
Sunrise06:06
Sunset20:31
Dark21:07

Tue 27/04

Surf report for Tue 27/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 5:25am (5.78m)
Low 12:17pm (0.41m)
High 5:48pm (5.75m)
Daylight
First light05:29
Sunrise06:05
Sunset20:32
Dark21:08

Wed 28/04

Surf report for Wed 28/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 12:36am (0.43m)
High 6:08am (5.84m)
Low 1:01pm (0.39m)
High 6:31pm (5.79m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise06:03
Sunset20:34
Dark21:10