SURF REPORT AND FORECAST
Tuesday 15th of January
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High Tide: 14.40 (3.6 m).
Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: There was a fresh to strong west to southwest wind this morning. A choppy sea was a mess. Waves were probably waist high at low water.
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Surf Forecast for the rest of the day: The wind is forecast to back pure southwest and increase strong. The sea state will become more confused and waves bigger with full tide.
Outlook For Surf: Steady Atlantic swell will continue but local wind will mess it up tomorrow before a possible switch to northwest wind on Thursday. Wednesday: The wind is forecast to veer behind the first set of fronts but may only go as far as west. The surf may remain a mess. Thursday: There is a good chance the wind will veer true northwest (or possibly northerly) and clean up the swell. The tide times are unhelpful.
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Quick Guide: Wednesday: am: Poor, pm: Poor. Thursday: 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). 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.