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Morfa Mawr Surf Guide

Morfa Mawr in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. The water quality here is rather suspect.

Morfa Mawr Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Morfa Mawr:

The best conditions reported for surf at Morfa Mawr 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 Morfa Mawr (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Morfa Mawr 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 5% of the time in February while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% 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 Morfa Mawr Location Map

Interactive Morfa Mawr 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 Morfa Mawr is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Morfa Mawr is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Morfa Mawr Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 4 July 2022, 15:54 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Morfa Mawr

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

Wind History at Morfa Mawr

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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