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Marloes Sands break guide

Marloes Sands Surf Guide

Marloes Sands in Pembrokeshire is a quite exposed beach break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Marloes Sands Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Marloes Sands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Marloes Sands occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Marloes Sands 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 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% 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 Marloes Sands Location Map

Interactive Marloes 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 Marloes Sands is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Marloes Sands is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Marloes Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 13:07 Local Time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Marloes Sands

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

Wind History at Marloes Sands

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

Marloes Sands Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Q, VoG from United Kingdom
“I've only surfed Marloes a couple of times but what I found was a great wave that packs some punch, set in beautiful surroundings and pristine water. Hellish lumps of bedrock poke up through parts of the otherwise sandy beach so its worth seeing it at low tide before you venture in. The beach curves around from SW facing to south facing and therefore it offers cross-offshore conditions when the wind is from the northerly sector. A great asset in this part of Pembrokeshire.

It is a bit of a drive down some narrow winding lanes to get here and there is nothing to be found other than the beach, a youth hostel and the spectacular coastal path on arrival. Parking is close to the beach at the top of the cliff and it is a relatively short hack down to the beach.

(editor: Low tide exposes a small beach on the other side of the isthmus to Gateholm Island. Not a great wave, but it can be just surfable when Marloes is too small)”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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