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.

Mon 27/09

Surf report for Mon 27/09
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:007ft9s ° °22mph
12:008ft8s ° °26mph
18:009ft9s ° °22mph
Tide times
Low 3:16am (1.66m)
High 8:50am (4.82m)
Low 3:35pm (1.81m)
High 9:09pm (4.64m)
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:15
Sunset19:08
Dark19:40

Tue 28/09

Surf report for Tue 28/09
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:008ft11s ° °22mph
12:008ft11s ° °25mph
18:009ft8s ° °32mph
Tide times
Low 3:49am (1.94m)
High 9:27am (4.55m)
Low 4:14pm (2.10m)
High 9:53pm (4.32m)
Daylight
First light06:44
Sunrise07:17
Sunset19:06
Dark19:38

Wed 29/09

Surf report for Wed 29/09
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:007ft8s ° °18mph
12:005ft8s ° °10mph
18:004ft8s ° °14mph
Tide times
Low 4:32am (2.23m)
High 10:20am (4.27m)
Low 5:10pm (2.37m)
High 11:03pm (4.03m)
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:18
Sunset19:04
Dark19:36

Thu 30/09

Surf report for Thu 30/09
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:007ft7s ° °28mph
12:008ft8s ° °28mph
18:007ft8s ° °19mph
Tide times
Low 5:38am (2.46m)
High 11:52am (4.07m)
Low 6:39pm (2.49m)
Daylight
First light06:47
Sunrise07:20
Sunset19:01
Dark19:34

Fri 01/10

Surf report for Fri 01/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:007ft9s ° °24mph
12:0010ft8s ° °30mph
18:0010ft10s ° °26mph
Tide times
High 12:57am (3.97m)
Low 7:18am (2.49m)
High 1:41pm (4.19m)
Low 8:21pm (2.30m)
Daylight
First light06:49
Sunrise07:21
Sunset18:59
Dark19:31

Sat 02/10

Surf report for Sat 02/10
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:0010ft10s ° °29mph
12:0010ft9s ° °28mph
18:0010ft9s ° °28mph
Tide times
High 2:22am (4.23m)
Low 8:47am (2.22m)
High 2:48pm (4.53m)
Low 9:28pm (1.91m)
Daylight
First light06:51
Sunrise07:23
Sunset18:57
Dark19:29