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Manorbier break guidePhoto by: Leon Marshall

Manorbier Surf Guide

Manorbier in Pembrokeshire is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Best around high tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rips,crowds / rocks.

Manorbier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manorbier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Manorbier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% 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 Manorbier Location Map

Interactive Manorbier 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 Manorbier is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 52 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Manorbier is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 105 km (65 miles) away.

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Manorbier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 02:12 Local Time
Wednesday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Manorbier

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

Wind History at Manorbier

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

Manorbier Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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John Erikson from United Kingdom
“I have to question how accurate or up to date some of the ratings for Manorbier are.

Water quality: The water quality is consistently excellent, being sweet and clear in shore and off shore year round. Easily a 4 star rating

Other Options: Manorbier is South South West facing and the remaining local beaches - Freshwater East, Shrinkle, Stackpole, Newgale, Freshwater West offer everything from West, North West to North facing beaches within 7 miles drive - this has to be a 4 star rating.



[Editor's comments. Thanks John, I fully agree with what you have written but these ratings were based on just 2 user votes. I have surfed Manorbier several times and the only pollution is the noise pollution when the missile range is firing. As for other options, yes, I agree that there are all kinds of aspects locally, but most, like Freshwater East and Tenby need a solid winter swell to work, and for northwest facing breaks, it is a 1hr drive to the nearest North Pembrokeshire]”

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