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Horton ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Horton Surf Guide

Horton on Gower is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide.

Horton Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Horton:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Horton 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 6% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Horton Location Map

Interactive Horton 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 Horton is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Horton is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Horton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 21:48 Local Time
WedThursday 04
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
N 10
N 10
NNE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Horton

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

Wind History at Horton

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

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