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High Tide: 19th May 8.50 (5.0m), 21.15 (4.9m)
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Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: There was a light northerly, offshore breeze first thing this morning. It has increased a little and backed northwesterly by 9.00. There was just a hint of swell as the tide filled but it is way too high for waves to break at full.
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Surf Forecast for the rest of the day: The wind is forecast to remain west of north and fairly light today. I don't expect as much surf as yesterday as the tide drops.
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Outlook For Surf: Look into the WAM, not around the WAM. You will see a small swell aimed at us. This gives beginners hope that optimum tides will continue to see small, weak surf this next week.
Monday: The north wind is currently forecast to continue and the new swell is unlikely to have arrived.
Tuesday: The north wind is forecast to continue and some new swell may show at optimum tide times.
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Quick Guide: Monday: am: Fair (tiny), pm: Poor. Tuesday: am: Fair (tiny), 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 high 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.