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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 Surf Forecast / Wales – South East / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 BST
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Rest Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rest Bay sea temperature is 14.9 °C (Statistics for 27 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 14.8 min: 12.5 °C)
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Rest Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rest Bay sea temperature is 14.9 °C (Statistics for 27 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 14.8 min: 12.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 12 km from Rest Bay has fallen light (light winds from the WSW at Ewenny wx). Waves cleaning up.

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10 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rest Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Rest Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Oct 29) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rest Bay in the next 12 days are 2.1m 12s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 28) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 2s period and expected on Tuesday (Nov 02) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Fri 29th Oct)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 29th Oct)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Most Powerful 4AM (Thu 28th Oct)7ft (2.1m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rest Bay over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
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2.1
WSW
2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
SW
2
SW
1.4
SW
1.9
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
SW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.5
W
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1
W
0.8
W
1.6
W
2.2
W
1.2
W
0.9
W
0.5
W
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.2
W
0.4
WSW
1.1
WSW
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6598269801067865400279354269199161119621281674415782912072924144153508951196521186882171010310117
30
SSW
30
SSW
35
S
40
S
40
SSW
10
SW
30
W
30
SW
35
SSW
20
SSW
5
ESE
10
WSW
25
SSW
5
WNW
25
WNW
40
W
40
WSW
35
SW
35
WSW
30
W
25
WNW
20
NNW
20
NW
15
NW
10
NW
25
NW
10
WNW
20
W
30
WSW
20
W
20
NW
20
W
20
SW
35
WSW
35
WSW
35
WSW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononononon
10:42AM
6.85
11:07PM
6.44
11:33AM
6.36
12:08AM
5.99
12:48PM
6.03
1:38AM
5.82
2:22PM
6.09
3:08AM
6.12
3:39PM
6.58
4:13AM
6.75
4:35PM
7.28
5:03AM
7.49
5:21PM
8.04
5:46AM
8.23
6:04PM
8.72
6:27AM
8.86
6:45PM
9.23
7:07AM
9.29
7:27PM
9.50
7:48AM
9.47
8:09PM
9.49
8:30AM
9.38
8:53PM
9.18
4:56PM
2.35
5:17AM
2.65
5:53PM
2.83
6:24AM
3.05
7:16PM
3.08
7:56AM
3.12
8:49PM
2.87
9:21AM
2.75
9:59PM
2.28
10:22AM
2.10
10:51PM
1.54
11:10AM
1.35
11:35PM
0.79
11:54AM
0.63
12:17AM
0.14
12:35PM
0.04
12:57AM
-0.30
1:17PM
-0.35
1:38AM
-0.49
1:59PM
-0.48
2:20AM
-0.39
2:42PM
-0.32
3:03AM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Porthcawl which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rest Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rest Bay blow from the ENE

Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
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7:58--8:00--8:02--8:03--8:04--8:07--8:08--8:11--8:11--8:14--8:15--8:18--
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 43mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Fri night). Mainly strong winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the SW by Mon night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue morning, light winds from the NW by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri night, min 11°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun night).

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Information about the Rest Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rest Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Rest Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rest Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Rest Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Rest Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Rest Bay is 1 km (1 miles) from Porthcawl. If you plan a holiday in Wales - South East, look for hotels and other accommodation in Porthcawl. Porthcawl has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.