Sker ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

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Sker Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wales – South East, UK)

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Sker Spot ID:

Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Thursday, 23 October 2014, 05:26 Local time

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Wave (m) 1.1
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Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 25
WSW 25
SW 30
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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.

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Tide Times:

For Porthcawl, 4 km from Sker.

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Live Weather:

At Neath, 16 km from Sker.

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Overall Sker Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Visitor Reviews of Sker


Q, VoG from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

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.

2010-03-08

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sker:

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Closest break Kenfig Sands 1 mi
Second closest break Rest Bay 2 mi
Third closest break Porthcawl Point 2 mi
Fourth closest break Coney Beach 3 mi
Fifth closest break Trecco Bay 3 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Sker:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 58 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 64 mi
Third closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 117 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 142 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 154 mi

Tide stations nearest to Sker:

Closest tide station Porthcawl 2 mi
Second closest tide station Pyle 2 mi
Third closest tide station Briton Ferry 9 mi
Fourth closest tide station Mumbles 11 mi
Fifth closest tide station Swansea 11 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Sker:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 175 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 207 mi
Third closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 230 mi
Fourth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 231 mi
Fifth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 231 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Sker:

Closest city location Coity (United Kingdom) 9 mi
Second closest city location Briton Ferry (United Kingdom) 9 mi
Third closest city location Neath (United Kingdom) 11 mi
Fourth closest city location Swansea (United Kingdom) 12 mi
Fifth closest city location Rhondda (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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