Porthtowan Surf Report

Surf report for Fri 28/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
12:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 12:19am (4.50m)
Low 7:02am (1.79m)
High 12:59pm (4.56m)
Low 7:44pm (1.70m)
Daylight
First light07:26
Sunrise08:01
Sunset17:05
Dark17:41
Surf report for Sat 29/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 1:41am (4.69m)
Low 8:20am (1.59m)
High 2:16pm (4.75m)
Low 8:55pm (1.47m)
Daylight
First light07:25
Sunrise08:00
Sunset17:07
Dark17:42
Surf report for Sun 30/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 2:48am (5.00m)
Low 9:29am (1.28m)
High 3:19pm (5.02m)
Low 9:58pm (1.19m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:59
Sunset17:08
Dark17:44
Surf report for Mon 31/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 6s  °  ° 31mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 3:44am (5.33m)
Low 10:29am (0.97m)
High 4:11pm (5.26m)
Low 10:53pm (0.93m)
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:57
Sunset17:10
Dark17:45
Surf report for Tue 01/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 4:33am (5.59m)
Low 11:22am (0.72m)
High 4:58pm (5.42m)
Low 11:43pm (0.75m)
Daylight
First light07:21
Sunrise07:56
Sunset17:12
Dark17:47
Surf report for Wed 02/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 5:19am (5.75m)
Low 12:11pm (0.58m)
High 5:42pm (5.48m)
Daylight
First light07:20
Sunrise07:55
Sunset17:14
Dark17:48

Good quality beach break, capable of providing punchy waves at most states of tide. The beach faces pretty much due west so is offshore in an easterly wind, although high cliffs provide some degree of shelter towards hightide.

When it's good here it's very good with decent barrels to be had and the ability to handle a decent sized swell. This is reflected in the standard of surfing and the beach's popularity.

At low tide the beach is much bigger and joins up with Lushingtons to the south which is reknown for it's barrelling left handers.

Probably not one of the best beaches for beginners, particularly towards high tide when it becomes a little narrow and rocky. Plus the local crew aren't the most tolerant!