SURF REPORT AND FORECAST
Saturday 18th of August
We are open 10.00 - 17.00 every day.
Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: The wind continued onshore this morning. It was moderate to fresh and choppy waves were just over knee high as the tide approached low water.
Local Pictures (from good days)
High Tide today is at: 14.14 (3.7m)
This is a LIVE Webcam overlooking Porth Neigwl/Hell's Mouth. It takes a picture every 5 minutes.
Surf Forecast for the rest of the day: The wind may moderate a little this afternoon but the short period, messy sea state should persist. The tide is now neap but an increase in wave size after full tide should still occur. The better shaped waves will be just after full tide.
Outlook For Surf: Ex tropical storm Ernesto is now forecast to cross the UK 50 to 100 miles north of us. This puts us in the continued onshore, southwest wind. A string of shallow wave depressions are following and they are currently forecast to take the same route. Wind may fall light behind each minor centre and a legacy of southwest swell should persist. Sunday: Frustratingly, we may stay south of the front which has an area of no wind to it's north. Our wind may well drop at times and could veer northwest later as a cold front tries to push south. Swell from Ernesto should be here during the late afternoon. Monday: A shallow wave depression along the dividing front is forecast to push it north again and we could end up with a slight increase in onshore wind. There is a possibility that the pressure gradient may subside enough to calm the breeze across the whole UK at times. Residual swell should persist.
Latest Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast:
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Quick Guide: Sunday am: Fair, pm: Fair. Monday am: Fair, pm: Fair.
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.