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Kenfig Sands Surf Guide

Kenfig Sands in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips / crowds / rocks.

Kenfig Sands Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kenfig Sands:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kenfig Sands 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 21% of the time in April while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% 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).

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Interactive Kenfig Sands 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 Kenfig Sands is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kenfig Sands is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Kenfig Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 09:37 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-
on cross

Swell History at Kenfig Sands

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

Wind History at Kenfig Sands

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

Kenfig Sands Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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mark from United Kingdom
“Awful, crowded, only works at 1 stage of the tide, steelworks in view, long trudge through sand to get to a crap waves that back off, no cafe there either.”

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