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Barmouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Barmouth Surf Guide

Barmouth in Mid Wales is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Barmouth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barmouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barmouth occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barmouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in February while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barmouth Location Map

Interactive Barmouth 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 Barmouth is Hawarden Airport (CEG) in England, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barmouth is Liverpool Airport (LPL), also in England, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Barmouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 14:46 Local Time
Monday 27Tue
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 5 5 8 8
Wind (km/h)
30
25
30
25
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at Barmouth

Surf stats for Barmouth, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barmouth

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

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    • Icon  s32.9
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    • Icon  s22.4
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away

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