Portreath works best from mid to high tide. At high tide there is the famous Wall break that is a nice right hander that breaks over a reef. There is also a nice shorebreak when the banks are right. Works best on a southeasterly wind, but also works on southwest and south.
What can i say this place is wicked the reef next to the wall offers one of the best waves around and the vortex at high tide is the best bodyboarding wave ive ridden down that way this is definitely the place to be, respect the locals!
The break is so underestimated! Just before high tide Suck Rock strats to work. it is a very heavy wave and sucks up nearly dry off the rock. a short very fun but can be scary wave. The wall also a good wave. The only prob with it is that when it works the crowds are stupid! Still a very underestimated wave which is probably one of the best in cornwall!