There is no surf report/forecast on Wednesdays
We are open 10.00 - 16.00 (but 11.00 - 15.00 is more realistic in the dark months of winter) every day except Wednesday. Sunday is 11.00 - 16.00 outside school holidays.
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High Tide: 25th January: 8.05 4.5m
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Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: The wind was more south than southeast so the tiny swell was hidden beneath surface chop at full tide.
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Outlook For Surf: The Atlantic is forecast to dominate from this weekend. A spell of wind, weather and waves should last a few days from Sunday.
Sunday: The wind is forecast to freshen further overnight and reach gale force as the front passes east of us during Sunday morning. The wind should then veer west and drop out. The residual rough sea state may glass off while maintaining it's confusion but is unlikely to carry much swell. That said, if the tide is still full when the veering takes place it may be worth a look around.
Monday: The wind is currently forecast to freshen from the southwest again. A messy, though not large, sea should develop.
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Quick Guide: Sunday: am: Poor, pm: Poor. Monday: 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.
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.