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Aberystwyth harbour trap ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.6

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Aberystwyth harbour trap break guidePhoto by: Adam Lewis

Aberystwyth harbour trap Surf Guide

Aberystwyth harbour trap in Mid Wales is a reasonably exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips and pollution.

Aberystwyth harbour trap Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aberystwyth harbour trap:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aberystwyth harbour trap occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Aberystwyth harbour trap (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Aberystwyth harbour trap with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in January while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
57%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aberystwyth harbour trap Location Map

Interactive Aberystwyth harbour trap surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Aberystwyth harbour trap is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 95 km (59 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Aberystwyth harbour trap is Hawarden Airport (CEG) in England, 109 km (68 miles) away.

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Aberystwyth harbour trap Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 08:07 Local Time
Tuesday 02
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.1
W
0.1
SE
0.1
W
0.2
WSW
Period (s) 8 3 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
E 5
E 5
NE 10
ENE
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Aberystwyth harbour trap

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Wind History at Aberystwyth harbour trap

Wind stats for Aberystwyth harbour trap, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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