SURF REPORT AND FORECAST
Monday 10th of December
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High Tide: 9.45 (4.4m).
Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: There was a light west to northwest breeze chopping up the moderate swell. South facing spots were much cleaner. Set waves were head high at full tide.
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Surf Forecast for the rest of the day: The wind is forecast to slowly back through west and freshen from the southwest later. This will roughen the sea surface so waves are likely to become more confused and smaller with low tide.
Outlook For Surf: A battle is raging (as is often the case) between continental high pressure and Atlantic depressions. We are, as is often the case, on the divide. It could be an onshore week or an offshore one - there should be plenty of swell whatever.. Tuesday: An Atlantic front is forecast to push in but how far it gest will determine our wind direction and strength. I guess it may be from the south and increase. Waves will, therefore, remain confused. Wednesday: We will have to wait and see!!!! It could be offshore - or onshore!! There should be plenty of swell but let's hope the cold, continental air mass holds out and pushes west (the Atlantic winning and driving an onshore wind is more likely).
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Quick Guide: Tuesday: am:Fair, pm: Poor. Wednesday: am: Anybodies guess!, 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 - 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.