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We hope to be open 10.00 - 16.00 every day from the 6th July. Sunday will be 11.00 - 16.00.
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THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST
High Tide today: 10.40 4.4m
Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: There was a southerly breeze as the tide filled. Waves were knee high and built to thigh high with the fuller tide.
Rest of the day: The wind is forecast to continue southerly and of sufficient strength to bump up the sea surface. Waves are likely to increase for the dropping tide.
Latest Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast:
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Meteorological Office Surface Pressure Charts Link
Outlook: You can see from the WAM that there isn't a whole lot of swell and it will continue to fade. The wind is forecast to veer northerly overnight into Saturday.
Quick Guide: Friday: am: Poor, pm: Fair. Saturday: Poor, pm: Poor.
The Quick Guide is a subjective appraisal by West Coast Surf Shop of the surfing conditions at Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth). Poor surf may be perfect for our surf school and beginners. 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 - 16.30 (16.00 in winter and 17.00 in high Summer) except Sunday 11.00 - 16.00 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.
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 tide plays an important role in wave quality and size at Porth Neigwl.