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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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 Portreath

UK, Cornwall West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 50° 15.675' N
Longitude: 5° 17.354' W

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Its the main beach in portreath.

English (Translate this text in English): Its the main beach in portreath.

English (Translate this text in English): Its the main beach in portreath.

English (Translate this text in English): Its the main beach in portreath.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Harbour Wall and The Beach

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

2 waves: beachbreak and harbour wall, breaking ovwe some flat rocks...wedges up against wall...good sponging wave. park in the car park, the beach has mainy peaks and at high the is a sick wedge for bodyboarding. The Wall is very sucky and can be very hollowand power fun. A good wave when u can surf it well.

English (Translate this text in English): 2 waves: beachbreak and harbour wall, breaking ovwe some flat rocks...wedges up against wall...good sponging wave. park in the car park, the beach has mainy peaks and at high the is a sick wedge for bodyboarding. The Wall is very sucky and can be very hollowand power fun. A good wave when u can surf it well.

English (Translate this text in English): 2 waves: beachbreak and harbour wall, breaking ovwe some flat rocks...wedges up against wall...good sponging wave. park in the car park, the beach has mainy peaks and at high the is a sick wedge for bodyboarding. The Wall is very sucky and can be very hollowand power fun. A good wave when u can surf it well.

English (Translate this text in English): 2 waves: beachbreak and harbour wall, breaking ovwe some flat rocks...wedges up against wall...good sponging wave. park in the car park, the beach has mainy peaks and at high the is a sick wedge for bodyboarding. The Wall is very sucky and can be very hollowand power fun. A good wave when u can surf it well.

Atmosphere

Sick as long as you don't turn up with mainy people and repect the locals you will be fine.q uite a popular spot - due to close access to a number of urban areas. Best on a big swell...Porthtowan next door will generally be bigger, but the harbour wall offers a better wave

English (Translate this text in English): Sick as long as you don't turn up with mainy people and repect the locals you will be fine.q uite a popular spot - due to close access to a number of urban areas. Best on a big swell...Porthtowan next door will generally be bigger, but the harbour wall offers a better wave

English (Translate this text in English): Sick as long as you don't turn up with mainy people and repect the locals you will be fine.q uite a popular spot - due to close access to a number of urban areas. Best on a big swell...Porthtowan next door will generally be bigger, but the harbour wall offers a better wave

English (Translate this text in English): Sick as long as you don't turn up with mainy people and repect the locals you will be fine.q uite a popular spot - due to close access to a number of urban areas. Best on a big swell...Porthtowan next door will generally be bigger, but the harbour wall offers a better wave

General

Its good when it works. an ok spot...nothing amazing, but you get a good standard of spongers going there. Some of the locals looka but inbred, but that's what you get being so close to the Inbred Capital of The UK...Yep, I'm talking about Camborne.

English (Translate this text in English): Its good when it works. an ok spot...nothing amazing, but you get a good standard of spongers going there. Some of the locals looka but inbred, but that's what you get being so close to the Inbred Capital of The UK...Yep, I'm talking about Camborne.

English (Translate this text in English): Its good when it works. an ok spot...nothing amazing, but you get a good standard of spongers going there. Some of the locals looka but inbred, but that's what you get being so close to the Inbred Capital of The UK...Yep, I'm talking about Camborne.

English (Translate this text in English): Its good when it works. an ok spot...nothing amazing, but you get a good standard of spongers going there. Some of the locals looka but inbred, but that's what you get being so close to the Inbred Capital of The UK...Yep, I'm talking about Camborne.

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By Anonymous , 18-05-2007

Don't fear the locals - Don't fear the locals. Very few are aggro and the ones who are, are just egotistical and wimps. Be polite and don't drop in and with the good guys you'll have no problems. The others you shouldn't worry about. There's also an after surf bonus here as with a lack of local real men, the local girls prefer the visitors. So, make sure your wetsuit isn't the only rubber you take!

By Heavy local , 20-01-2007

Locals Only!! - This wave is for locals only. u shud stay well away from here go to fistral.

By spongingnewbie , 12-03-2006

nice fellas - Yeah went there today with two mates, locals are cool, got some funny comments for wearinga summer suit when it was freezing, a good fun size today, offshore, pretty cool as it was one of my first few times back boarding. i like it there.

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