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Portreath Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 2.8

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Portreath Beach Spot ID

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Portreath Beach

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Portreath Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.8 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 16:01 Local time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 25
SSE 35
SSE 40
Wind State off off off off

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Portreath Beach in North Cornwall is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and there is a right hand reef break as well.. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks in the line up.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chapel Porth, 7 km from Portreath Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Portreath Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At near portreath Redruth wx, 4 km from Portreath Beach.

wind obs. (19.5 kph from 235 degs) was rejected

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Portreath Beach

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 9 miles from Portreath Beach.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 13.3 16.7 16.7 14.3

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Overall Portreath Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Portreath Beach Location Maps

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Wave buoys nearest to Portreath Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Portreath Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    14 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Portreath Beach:

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Town and city forecasts close to Portreath Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Portreath Beach is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Portreath Beach is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Portreath Beach and is 187 km (116 miles) away.
Portreath Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Portreath Beach, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Portreath Beach sea temperature, Portreath Beach photographs, Portreath Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Portreath Beach webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Portreath Beach tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Portreath Beach.