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Borth Surf Guide

Borth on Lleyn is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east with some shelter here from southwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks favour rights and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Borth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Borth:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Borth 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 2% of the time in January while 41% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Borth Location Map

Interactive Borth 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 Borth is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 98 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Borth is Hawarden Airport (CEG) in England, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Borth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 02:17 Local Time
Saturday 10
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 9 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Borth

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

Wind History at Borth

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Borth:

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