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.

Portreath surf report - updated 8am Friday 24th Feb

7 day surf forecast for Portreath
DateWave HeightSwell DirectionWave PeriodWind
Fri 24th Feb 10
ft
WNW 9
secs
NW28
mph
Sat 25th Feb 5
ft
WNW 8
secs
NW17
mph
Sun 26th Feb 5
ft
WSW 7
secs
SW26
mph
Mon 27th Feb 5
ft
WSW 9
secs
SW17
mph
Tue 28th Feb 7
ft
WSW 10
secs
WSW23
mph
Wed 1st Mar 11
ft
W 12
secs
WNW22
mph
Thu 2nd Mar 4
ft
W 8
secs
WNW9
mph

*Wave heights are top to bottom face measurements