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Porth Ceriad break guidePhoto by: Tom Lear

Porth Ceriad Surf Guide

Porth Ceriad on Lleyn is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break favours left handers. Best around high tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rocks.

Porth Ceriad Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porth Ceriad:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Porth Ceriad 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 8% of the time in March while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% 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).

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Interactive Porth Ceriad 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 Porth Ceriad is Hawarden Airport (CEG) in England, 111 km (69 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porth Ceriad is Liverpool Airport (LPL), also in England, 126 km (78 miles) away.

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Porth Ceriad Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 07:00 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Porth Ceriad

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

Wind History at Porth Ceriad

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

Porth Ceriad Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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Pen Cachu from United Kingdom
“Porth Ceiriad is a very good spot when it's on with an amazing backdrop and beach. Can be extremely heavy and hollow when big and I've witnessed numerous boards being snapped here. Not usually a place for novice surfers as it will punish if mistakes are made. I'd say confident surfers only, for safety... There are other more forgiving beaches in the area like Porth Neigwl that offer great beginner rides.”

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