About Porthleven

Fast, hollow, crowded reef peak to the west of the harbour. A short right barrel that gets very shallow on the inside and good lefts on certain swell directions. Cornwall’s best reefbreak is always busy when on with a large local crew, pros and media. Dangerous at high and low tide – experts only. Also another hollow right reef in front of the pier popular with lids.

Limited parking on narrow residential street above the break and more parking in the village. Facilities around the harbour.

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Stormrider Guide for Porthleven
  • Mid Tide Only Mid Tide Only
  • Submerged reef with peaky waves Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Uneven Reef Uneven Reef
  • S - NW S - NW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 18 4 Swell Range 4 - 18ft

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