The Knap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

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The Knap Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wales – South East, UK)

Knap Barry by Don Cook, The Knap photo

Photo credit: kelvin

The Knap Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.6 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 20:21 Local time

Saturday 18 Sun
4PM 7PM 10PM 1AM
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 50
E 50
E 45
E 45
Wind State cross-

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The Knap in Wales - South East is a very sheltered beach break. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Pollution may be a hazard at this break.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Barry, Wales, 2 km from The Knap.

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The Knap Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cardiff-Wales Airport, 4 km from The Knap.

moderate winds from the E

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Current weather near The Knap

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 79 miles from The Knap.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Average period (s) 6 5 4 4

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Overall The Knap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Knap:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Gileston 5 mi
Second closest break Llantwit Major 6 mi
Third closest break Southerndown 15 mi
Fourth closest break Ogmore-by-Sea 16 mi
Fifth closest break Black Rock 17 mi

Wave buoys nearest to The Knap:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 79 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 81 mi
Third closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 104 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 152 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 160 mi

Tide stations nearest to The Knap:

Closest tide station Barry 1 mi
Second closest tide station Cardiff 7 mi
Third closest tide station Llantwit Major 8 mi
Fourth closest tide station Hinkley Point 14 mi
Fifth closest tide station Weston-super-Mare 15 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to The Knap:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 175 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 219 mi
Third closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 232 mi
Fourth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 234 mi
Fifth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 234 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to The Knap:

Closest city location Barry (United Kingdom) 1 mi
Second closest city location Cardiff (United Kingdom) 8 mi
Third closest city location Caerphilly (United Kingdom) 14 mi
Fourth closest city location Coity (United Kingdom) 14 mi
Fifth closest city location Pontypridd (United Kingdom) 15 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to The Knap is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Knap is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to The Knap and is 62 km (39 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Knap, Wales - South East. Use the tab navigation above to view The Knap sea temperature, The Knap photographs, The Knap detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Knap webcams, current wind from Wales - South East live weather stations and The Knap tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around The Knap.


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