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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Porthleven

UK, Cornwall South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 50° 4.92' N
Longitude: 5° 19.274' W

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 Access

Drive up the hill on the west side of Porthleven Habour. Park where you can just before you leave town.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive up the hill on the west side of Porthleven Habour. Park where you can just before you leave town.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive up the hill on the west side of Porthleven Habour. Park where you can just before you leave town.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive up the hill on the west side of Porthleven Habour. Park where you can just before you leave town.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name leven/ levie

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdUltra crowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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- Rocks
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 Additional Information

This is basicly a BIG drop wave with enough face to slam a couple of times and then kick out before you lose your fins. Be carfull it gets very shallow at low tide!!! kicks a nice barrel!

English (Translate this text in English): This is basicly a BIG drop wave with enough face to slam a couple of times and then kick out before you lose your fins. Be carfull it gets very shallow at low tide!!! kicks a nice barrel!

English (Translate this text in English): This is basicly a BIG drop wave with enough face to slam a couple of times and then kick out before you lose your fins. Be carfull it gets very shallow at low tide!!! kicks a nice barrel!

English (Translate this text in English): This is basicly a BIG drop wave with enough face to slam a couple of times and then kick out before you lose your fins. Be carfull it gets very shallow at low tide!!! kicks a nice barrel!

Atmosphere

This is a really busy break. If its good its packed and everyone knows everyone else here so show proper respect and don't drop in or you could find yourself in a world of hurt!

English (Translate this text in English): This is a really busy break. If its good its packed and everyone knows everyone else here so show proper respect and don't drop in or you could find yourself in a world of hurt!

English (Translate this text in English): This is a really busy break. If its good its packed and everyone knows everyone else here so show proper respect and don't drop in or you could find yourself in a world of hurt!

English (Translate this text in English): This is a really busy break. If its good its packed and everyone knows everyone else here so show proper respect and don't drop in or you could find yourself in a world of hurt!

General

If you want possibly the biggest drop the UK has to offer and don't mind insane crowds this might just be the place for you.

English (Translate this text in English): If you want possibly the biggest drop the UK has to offer and don't mind insane crowds this might just be the place for you.

English (Translate this text in English): If you want possibly the biggest drop the UK has to offer and don't mind insane crowds this might just be the place for you.

English (Translate this text in English): If you want possibly the biggest drop the UK has to offer and don't mind insane crowds this might just be the place for you.

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By lammergriffin , 22-09-2010

Prey For Serf - That does not look like Leavenworth! It looks like big Florida surf.

By Bomber Harris , 25-01-2010

CROWDS - there just isn't enough people in the water these days. The other day surfing lev a wave came through that only had 3 people paddling for it - unlike the normal 10 with the 2 drop-ins. Cause eveyone did make an effort to sit in the inside so they could get in the way, which was really helpfull. Now people from Plymouth call themselves locals and REAL locals are being branded thugs for dissing out a few beatings. I hear the pier is getting well rough these days after that kid got stomped. Lev, if you looking for hassle free surf, don't bother. Bring your boxing gloves else wise. - from Porthleven Local for over 20 years who has seen it go right down the shit pipe.

By Anonymous , 18-02-2009

- looking for a surfer called budgie from porthleven any one know him

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