Portreath Surf Report

Surf report for Tue 25/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 4:30am (1.71m)
High 10:17am (4.70m)
Low 5:11pm (1.74m)
High 10:57pm (4.50m)
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise08:04
Sunset17:02
Dark17:38
Surf report for Wed 26/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 5:41am (1.83m)
High 11:32am (4.55m)
Low 6:26pm (1.80m)
Daylight
First light07:27
Sunrise08:03
Sunset17:04
Dark17:39
Surf report for Thu 27/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
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
Sunrise08:02
Sunset17:05
Dark17:41
Surf report for Fri 28/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 2mph
12:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
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 Sat 29/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 2:48am (5.00m)
Low 9:29am (1.28m)
High 3:19pm (5.02m)
Low 9:58pm (1.19m)
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:59
Sunset17:09
Dark17:44
Surf report for Sun 30/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 28mph
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
Sunrise07:58
Sunset17:10
Dark17:46

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.