Sheeps Jaw ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

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Sheeps Jaw Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wales – Gower, UK)

Sheeps Jaw photo

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Sheeps Jaw Feb 2013 photo

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Sheeps Jaw Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.2 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 09:48 Local time

Saturday 18
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 12 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 55
E 50
E 50
E 55
Wind State cross-

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Sheeps Jaw in Wales - Gower is a sheltered reef break Works best in offshore winds from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the reef break both left and right. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Burry Port, 10 km from Sheeps Jaw.

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Live Weather:

At Pembrey Sands, 12 km from Sheeps Jaw.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
6.7 °C

Current weather near Sheeps Jaw

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 34 miles from Sheeps Jaw.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Average period (s) 4 4 5 5

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Overall Sheeps Jaw Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Sheeps Jaw

webmaster from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Sheeps Jaw is the name given to the break on the little beach located just north of Bury Holm. At high tide this area is entirely covered by the sea.

It faces NE and you might imagine it might be good alternative to nearby Llangennith when the wind is blowing from the SW making it onshore there. It isn't. Surprisingly little swell gets in here. The waves have always been poor here whenever I have seen it. So poor in fact that I haven't bothered going in. I suspect that the location would make for some strong tidal currents too.

If there is a good swell running and you need to get some shelter from a SW wind, head further north to Blue Pool Corner or Broughton. These are much better than Sheeps Jaw.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sheeps Jaw:

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Closest break Broughton 1 mi
Second closest break Three Peaks 1 mi
Third closest break Llangennith 1 mi
Fourth closest break Rhossili 2 mi
Fifth closest break Crabart 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Sheeps Jaw:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 34 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 48 mi
Third closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 131 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 134 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 137 mi

Tide stations nearest to Sheeps Jaw:

Closest tide station Burry Port 6 mi
Second closest tide station Llanelli 8 mi
Third closest tide station Mumbles 15 mi
Fourth closest tide station Swansea 17 mi
Fifth closest tide station Briton Ferry 21 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Sheeps Jaw:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 181 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 210 mi
Third closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 231 mi
Fourth closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 231 mi
Fifth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 231 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Sheeps Jaw:

Closest city location Llanelli (United Kingdom) 8 mi
Second closest city location Swansea (United Kingdom) 16 mi
Third closest city location Briton Ferry (United Kingdom) 21 mi
Fourth closest city location Neath (United Kingdom) 22 mi
Fifth closest city location Coity (United Kingdom) 33 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Sheeps Jaw is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sheeps Jaw is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT) in England is 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Sheeps Jaw and is 119 km (74 miles) away.
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