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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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 Porthtowan

UK, Cornwall West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 50° 17.098' N
Longitude: 5° 14.814' W

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 Access

Easy to find on a map (between St Agnes and Portreath)

English (Translate this text in English): Easy to find on a map (between St Agnes and Portreath)

English (Translate this text in English): Easy to find on a map (between St Agnes and Portreath)

English (Translate this text in English): Easy to find on a map (between St Agnes and Portreath)

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name porthy t

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal length

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Good beachbreak but it's crowded. The spot is protected by the cliffs from SW winds at high tide.

English (Translate this text in English): Good beachbreak but it's crowded. The spot is protected by the cliffs from SW winds at high tide.

English (Translate this text in English): Good beachbreak but it's crowded. The spot is protected by the cliffs from SW winds at high tide.

English (Translate this text in English): Good beachbreak but it's crowded. The spot is protected by the cliffs from SW winds at high tide.

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Porthtowan
By radicalty
Jan 1, 1970
Porthtowan holds it down - awesome surf,  and unbelievably beautiful backdrop. thanks to locals Ollie and Josh for lending us their wetsuits when we thought we could man it out in out 2/2 springys, i will never forget surfing there so much fun,
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By Anonymous , 30-10-2006

- just had a weeks holiday down here absolutely sick waves on monday and st agnes was really good when porthtowan is onshore. no agro from the locals whatsoever probably cause i'm 14 years old ha ha.

By Anonymous , 18-10-2006

- hows the surf down there at the mo !

By Anonymous , 03-10-2006

- surks arent anything their just taking the piss because on one of the pictures it says "the surk was kicking" instead of the surf was kicking

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