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Gileston ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 2.2

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Gileston Spot ID

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Gileston photo


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Low Tide west of Gileston photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Low Tide Gileston photo


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Left and Right at Gileston photo


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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Sunday, 20 October 2019, 10:16 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
Wind State off off off cross-

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Gileston in The Vale of Glamorgan is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Llantwit Major, 6 km from Gileston.

IS AT (local time)

Gileston Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At St. Athan, 2 km from Gileston.

light winds from the NNE

Visibility reduced by smoke
Air temperature
7.0 °C

Current weather near Gileston

Buoy Data:

At Minehead Waverider, 12 miles from Gileston.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 6.3 2.3 6.7 3.2

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Overall Gileston Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

Surf stats for Gileston: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Gileston: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Town and city forecasts close to Gileston:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    11 mi
  • Third closest city location
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Gileston is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Gileston is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England is 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Gileston and is 68 km (42 miles) away.
Gileston break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gileston, Wales - South East. Use the tab navigation above to view Gileston sea temperature, Gileston photographs, Gileston detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gileston webcams, current wind from Wales - South East live weather stations and Gileston 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 Gileston.