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Todays Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: Tuesday 21/11/2017 Click 'Refresh' for the latest report (or click the Facebook button for instant surf and shop news - you do not need to be a member). The wind was moderate to fresh southwesterly this morning. Choppy waves were waist to chest high as the tide filled.

High Tide today is at: 9.17 (4.5m)

Surf Forecast for the rest of the day: The wind is forecast to continue onshore today but should back a little further into the south. Choppy waves may get a little bigger as the tide drops but there isn't much swell under it today.

Outlook For Surf: As is so often the case we are at the division between a cold, polar air mass and the warm, sub tropical, southwesterly flow coming in from the Atlantic. The convergence zone is usually the UK, or just to the north and Wales often sits to the south of the front - hence all the southwest wind. The cold air may win out later this week and sink south again - giving us a return to offshore wind - but, for the moment, we are amongst the wet, mild and windy, southwest flow. Wednesday: As cold air dives south mid Atlantic we are under a very mild counter flow from the south. This should strengthen overnight into Wednesday and an increase in surf should result. The wind is forecast gale or severe gale up the Irish Sea. Thursday: The warm, southerly flow should be gradually pushed east as the polar sourced, Atlantic air moves in. There is potential for a light wind, cyclonic area to form behind the divide on Thursday morning before a more general westerly flow takes hold. There should be plenty of swell.

Quick Guide: Wednesday am: Poor, pm: Poor. Thursday am: Poor, pm: Poor.

The Quick Guide is a subjective appraisal by West Coast Surf Shop of the surfing conditions at Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth). It is based on surface conditions more than wave size because, in our opinion, a clean waist high wave is far better than a wind ravaged overhead one. It does not reflect conditions on other beaches which could be perfect while Porth Neigwl is Poor. There are 3 quick descriptions: Good, Fair, and Poor. Good surf could be anything from knee high to well overhead so there may be times when beginners and less confident surfers still need to look elsewhere on the Peninsula for suitable waves.

Opening Times: We are open every day 10.00 - 4.30 (5.00 in Summer) except Sunday 11.00 - 4.30 and we are closed on Wednesday outside school holidays. During good surf we may be a little late in. Call us if unsure 01758 713067

We do not let hire go after 1.00pm as all hire equipment needs to be returned by 4.30pm - unless you are having it for a few days. Please note we can't do surfboard hire to under 18's or when the wind is stronger than force 6 - fresh to strong. We are restricted to one board per adult. Don't forget that the tide plays an important role in wave quality and size at Porth Neigwl: Click here for details and info on how we measure the wave height.

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