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

Overall: 2.0

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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: 14.4 °C

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Friday, 27 May 2016, 13:19 Local time
Friday 27
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Wave (m) 0.1
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0.1
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Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
E 15
ESE 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
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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 ENE

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Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near The Knap

Overall The Knap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

The figure illustrates the combination of swells directed at The Knap over a normal May... (show all text)

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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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Town and city forecasts close to The Knap:

  • Closest city location
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    8 mi
  • Third closest city location
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    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.


Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.