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Thursday 22nd February.
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Remember: A veering wind clocks clockwise (eg: west veering northwest or east veering southerly) and a backing wind clocks anticlockwise (eg: west backing southwest or south backing southeast).
Wind Strength (simplified): Light <7mph, Moderate <18mph, Fresh <29mph, Strong <38mph, Gale <46mph, Severe Gale <54mph, Storm <72mph .
Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: 22nd February. The wind was forecast to be from the WNW by dawn, but it hasn't veered yet. The cold front is well east of us so it should have. I suspect there isn't sufficient ridging behind. There is a large sea but it is still a mess at full tide.
High Tide: 22.2.24 6.30 3.9m.
The rest of today: The wind is forecast to veer but I suspect it may only veer westerly now which isn't really sufficient to tidy the swell.
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Outlook: Interesting charts into the weekend. They promise a rest from the southwest wind but no let up in the rain! We have more of a ridged jet stream and this is encouraging some polar maritime air to dive down across the UK and into continental Europe (good news for snow starved ski ares). A very large northwest swell should have sufficient westerly component that we see some swell here and there is certainly the potential for some northwest wind. Current models have low pressure sinking onto the UK on Friday and this may give us lighter wind late in the day and into Saturday. I would not like to call Saturday yet as a series of troughs are forecast to straddle the UK with opposing wind directions either side. There is certainly potential for light/offshore wind and Sunday may also be interesting as another depression is forecast to join the party....
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Opening Times: We are normally open every day 10.00 - 16.00 (16.30 in summer) but we are occasionally closed on Wednesdays and Sundays outside school holidays. During good surf we may be a little late in/early to close. Call us if unsure 01758 713067.
Hire equipment (Surfboards and wetsuits) are hired out on a first come basis and we often run out by 12.00. 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 state of the tide plays an important role in wave quality and size at Porth Neigwl.