Friday 19th of April
We are open 10.00 - 16.00 every day except Wednesday. Sunday is 11.00 - 16.00 outside school holidays. 


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High Tide: 19th April 08.27  (5.2m), 20.57 (5.0m)

Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) Surf Report: There was a light easterly, offshore breeze at dawn. Glassy waves were thigh high as the tide filled too far.

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Surf Forecast for the rest of the day: The wind is forecast to remain light from the east but may come onshore if it heats up enough. The surf could get a touch bigger for a couple of hours as the tide drops before moderating a lot with low tide.

The water will be cold until mid June. We have plenty of 5mm wetsuits which are perfect for surfing most of the year. The E-Bomb Zip Free 5 x 3 mm Rip Curl Wetsuit is the ultimate flexible and warm combination. NOW REDUCED.

Outlook For Surf: The Scandinavian anticyclone is STILL holding ground but the Atlantic has quietened. A solid west swell is in our window and we will need to see how much bends up the Irish Sea.

Saturday: The wind should remain light. Small, residual, southwest swell will be best as the tide drops. The new swell may not arrive until after dark.

Sunday: Light wind should help make the most of the small to tiny swell. Optimum tide times will be needed especially as we are on spring tides.

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Quick Guide: Saturday: am: Fair, pm: Poor.   Sunday: am: Fair, 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: GoodFair, 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.