Sker Spot ID
Type: beach and point
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C
Sker in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Beware of crowds / jellyfish.
For Porthcawl, 4 km from Sker.
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At Neath, 16 km from Sker.
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At Pembroke Buoy, 58 miles from Sker.
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Overall Sker Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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Visitor Reviews of Sker
“Sker is at the end of a 20minute long hack on foot across Kenfig bird reserve or an equally long walk along the coastal path from Rest Bay (heading west). The waves can make it worthwhile as it packs a little more punch than Rest Bay on account of its hollower shape and distinct sections, caused by the more irregular beach contours. I have been here frequently and seen wave shapes varying from short lived makeable barrels to fat characterless lines. A classic surf is not guaranteed particularly given Sker's significant exposure to winds, but it can be a class act on occasion. The backdrop comprises low lying dunes so chose your visits carefully because its a long walk if the winds are wrong.
At higher tides the break is sheltered from southerly chop by a long low rocky point, but alas not from the wind itself so the peak can still get blown out easily. Rising tides are always best and aim for mid to high ideally. Crowds are relatively light due to the long walk but don't expect empty peaks unless it is deep winter and/or the middle of a work day. Having said that there is a huge stretch of beach heading west of the point so as long as you don't mind walking away from the best peaks and towards an ugly steel works you can surf alone.
The local Prince of Wales pub found on the Kenfig route is an old haunt of the famous dude Howard Marks. The Rest Bay coastal route offers more options for food and drink and much less chance of a car break in.”
Q, VoG from UNITED KINGDOM - 08 Mar 2010
Tide stations nearest to Sker:
- Closest tide stationPorthcawl2 mi
- Second closest tide stationPyle2 mi
- Third closest tide stationBriton Ferry9 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationMumbles11 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationSwansea11 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Sker:
- Closest ski areaAnother World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)175 mi
- Second closest ski areaRaise (United Kingdom)213 mi
- Third closest ski areaWeardale Ski Club (United Kingdom)230 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaHarwood Common (United Kingdom)231 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaYad Moss (United Kingdom)231 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Sker:
- Closest city locationCoity (United Kingdom)9 mi
- Second closest city locationBriton Ferry (United Kingdom)9 mi
- Third closest city locationNeath (United Kingdom)11 mi
- Fourth closest city locationSwansea (United Kingdom)12 mi
- Fifth closest city locationRhondda (United Kingdom)16 mi
- The closest passenger airport to Sker is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Sker is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 30 km (19 miles) away.
- Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 73 km (45 miles) away.
- Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England is 80 km (50 miles) away.
- Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Sker and is 88 km (55 miles) away.
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