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Freshwater West ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Freshwater West break guidePhoto by: jj

Freshwater West Surf Guide

Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east with some shelter here from south southeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Freshwater West Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Freshwater West:

The best conditions reported for surf at Freshwater West occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Freshwater West with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in April while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Freshwater West Location Map

Interactive Freshwater West 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 Freshwater West is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Freshwater West is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 122 km (76 miles) away.

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Freshwater West Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 September 2020, 20:14 Local Time
Saturday 19Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.7
WSW
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
Period (s) 16 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 25
NNE 25
NE 25
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

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Swell History at Freshwater West

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Wind History at Freshwater West

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