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Rest Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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Rest Bay Spot ID

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Rest Bay

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Rest Bay

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Rest Bay

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Rest Bay

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 20:17 Local time
TueWednesday 20
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 9 20 8 19
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 30
SSE 35
SSE 40
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Rest Bay in Glamorgan is a quite exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take care of rips,crowds,rocks and pollution.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Porthcawl, 1 km from Rest Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Rest Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Scarweather WaveNet Site, 16 km from Rest Bay.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Rest Bay

Buoy Data:

At Scarweather WaveNet Site, 10 miles from Rest Bay.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 10.0 9.5 10.0 10.0

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Overall Rest Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November


Surf stats for Rest Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Rest Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Rest Bay Location Maps

Rest Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Rest Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Rest Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Rest Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Briton Ferry
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Llantwit Major
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Rest Bay is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rest Bay is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 28 km (17 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England is 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Rest Bay and is 86 km (53 miles) away.
Rest Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rest Bay, Wales - South East. Use the tab navigation above to view Rest Bay sea temperature, Rest Bay photographs, Rest Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rest Bay webcams, current wind from Wales - South East live weather stations and Rest Bay tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Rest Bay.