We are now open daily 10 - 16.00 although, during these unprecedented, quiet times, I am most likely to be at the shop between 11 and 13.30. We are closed on Wednesdays.
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MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
Next High Tide today: 14.14 (3.6m).
Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: There was a light to moderate southwesterly, onshore breeze at dawn. The sea was a confused jumble of thigh high waves at low water.
Rest of the day: The wind is forecast to increase to strong by tea time. The sea will become more agitated but is unlikely to build much.
Latest Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast:
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Meteorological Office Surface Pressure Charts Link
Outlook: Another large depression is moving past northwest Ireland. We are open to some of the fetch but not the bulk. Locally wind is likely to do the usual onshore gale followed by westerly veer. This week we could see a ridge with a bit more definition and our wind could veer northwest.
Tuesday: The wind should continue south to southwest and gale force. The sea should have built a bit by then and Atlantic swell should also add to the mix.
Wednesday: The wind should veer behind a cold front. The surf should tidy as we become more reliant on distant swell.
Porth Neigwl Quick Guide.
Tuesday: AM: Poor. PM: Poor.
Wednesday: AM Fair. PM: Fair.
The Quick, Quality 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: Shut until November 9th. We are normally 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.