Portheras Cove - surfing

Portheras picks up plenty of swell but also has the advantage of facing almost due north. What this means is it is cross offshore in the prevailing south-westerly wind. So, on paper, it should be fairly consistent

From what I know this isn't really the case for one reason or another. It does occasionally have a quality shorebreak on a high tide and is popular with local body-boarders. It is also a very heavy wave so be warned!

Surf report

Current surf conditions for Portheras Cove (19th Jun)
Wave height * 4ft / 1.2m
Swell period 6s
Swell direction  °
Wind  ° 16mph / 25km/h
* Wave size is face height of set waves.

Also known as:

Portherras Cove

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover


Either park in the farm car park at the end of 'Rose Valley' or park in the Pendeen Watch car park.