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

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The Knap Spot ID

Knap Barry by Don Cook, The Knap photo

The Knap

Photo credit: kelvin

Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Sunday, 2 August 2015, 07:20 Local time
Sunday 02
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Wave (m) 0.3
WSW
0.3
SW
0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
Wind (km/h) 15
S 20
SSE 25
SSE 35
SSE
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The Knap in The Vale of Glamorgan is a very sheltered beach break. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Water quality is rather poor here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Barry, Wales, 2 km from The Knap.

IS AT (local time)

The Knap Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the N

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Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near The Knap

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 79 miles from The Knap.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
1.0
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1.0
Average period (s) 4 4 - 4

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Overall The Knap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Also see The Knap surf quality by season and The Knap surf quality by month.

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The Knap Location Maps

The Knap Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Wales - South East surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Knap

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Knap:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Knap:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.
The Knap break location map and break info

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.