By local legend Sam Boex.
Er… Porthleven, Cornwall
A relatively short righthander, with a hollow take off and an even hollower end bowl; it works best at high, but can be surfed through the tide. It sits on an unforgiving wave cut platform, we’ve all been thankful for having to wear wetsuits at times.
NE is straight offshore but also good with light E or N.
9ºC (February) – 17ºC (October).
Autumn/Winter are the best, especially autumn when you can score glassy days and warm water. Winter early morning sessions can be cold, but worth it once you’ve tapped the frost off your booties.
What boards to bring
6’0” to 6’8”. You don’t really need bigger than that because the wave can be really fast and hollow, especially in west swells.
Who’s in the line-up
Sparky (Mark Richardson) is always in come rain or shine, also the Lawless brothers, Mole, Berny (who’s been surfing the wave for 30 odd years) my brothers Will and Jake, Robyn Davies. There are about twenty locals altogether.