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Pontllyfni Surf Guide

Pontllyfni on Lleyn is a sheltered point break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast with some shelter here from west winds. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Pontllyfni Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pontllyfni:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pontllyfni 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 3% of the time in February while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pontllyfni Location Map

Interactive Pontllyfni 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 Pontllyfni is Hawarden Airport (CEG) in England, 93 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pontllyfni is Liverpool Airport (LPL), also in England, 105 km (65 miles) away.

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Pontllyfni Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 04:37 Local Time
Wednesday 25
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
1.1
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
Period (s) 5 6 7 7
Wind (km/h)
30
30
35
30
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Pontllyfni

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

Wind History at Pontllyfni

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pontllyfni. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pontllyfni: