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Newgale break guidePhoto by: Tony Rees

Newgale Surf Guide

Newgale in Pembrokeshire is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Newgale Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Newgale:

The best conditions reported for surf at Newgale occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Newgale with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in March while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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 Newgale Location Map

Interactive Newgale 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 Newgale is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 78 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Newgale is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 133 km (83 miles) away.

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Newgale Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 01:20 Local Time
SatSunday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Newgale

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

Wind History at Newgale

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

Newgale Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jade Gremlin from United Kingdom
“Inconsistent and often windy. When there is offshore and the swell is big, it can be brilliant, but watch the sand banks (a recent addition to the beach since winter storms 2013), as they can greatly affect the waves at different tides.
In the summer it will be fairly busy, but due the size of the beach, it's easy to find a quiet spot, and of course all throughout winter it's empty.
Odd beach - sometimes amazing, sometimes terrible. Water is clear and clean. There is plenty of parking right next to the beach, and a pub, cafe, surf shop (where you can hire boards, suits, get lessons and much more).
All in all, a good place to come for the week if the conditions are right :)”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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