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Rest Bay Surf Forecast / Wales – South East / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 08 Feb 2023 GMT
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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 7.5 °C (Statistics for 08 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.1 min: 7.7 °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 7.5 °C (Statistics for 08 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.1 min: 7.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rest Bay (calm at Llantwit Major wx 18 km from Rest Bay).

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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 Wednesday (Feb 08) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 15s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rest Bay in the next 12 days are 1.8m 15s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Wed 8th Feb)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Best Surf 3AM (Wed 15th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 15s
Most Powerful 9PM (Tue 14th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 15s

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

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Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
330122000013222212232213323434331224
Swell
Height Map
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.5
W
0.7
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.3
WSW
0.8
WSW
1
WSW
1.1
SW
1.3
WSW
1.8
SW
2.3
WSW
2.3
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
SW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
W
Period(s) (?)1515141414131396915141313131212121113151413131281117171514139121716
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)532405220213207249170393425126289257253246175167211247756113267820431232520877132122994131067252828187816961364
Wind
(km/h)
10
ESE
10
WNW
20
W
15
NNW
10
NW
5
W
20
SW
20
WSW
10
WSW
5
WNW
5
W
10
ESE
15
ESE
15
E
15
E
20
E
20
ESE
15
E
20
E
20
ESE
25
E
25
E
20
ESE
15
E
10
E
10
E
5
SSE
10
WSW
15
SW
15
SE
10
W
5
WSW
20
S
30
SSE
30
SSE
10
S
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
ononglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crossononcross-
off
ononcrosscross-
off
crosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:13PM
8.30
8:29AM
8.56
8:45PM
8.23
9:01AM
8.41
9:18PM
8.05
9:35AM
8.14
9:53PM
7.78
10:12AM
7.78
10:34PM
7.41
10:56AM
7.34
11:24PM
7.00
11:54AM
6.89
12:31AM
6.64
1:13PM
6.60
1:59AM
6.57
2:44PM
6.72
3:25AM
6.99
4:02PM
7.27
4:33AM
7.74
5:03PM
8.00
5:28AM
8.55
5:54PM
8.69
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:05PM
0.82
2:14AM
0.84
2:34PM
0.87
2:43AM
0.94
3:03PM
1.01
3:14AM
1.14
3:34PM
1.25
3:47AM
1.42
4:10PM
1.57
4:28AM
1.79
4:56PM
1.96
5:21AM
2.20
5:57PM
2.37
6:34AM
2.54
7:21PM
2.60
8:09AM
2.56
8:56PM
2.42
9:40AM
2.12
10:15PM
1.86
10:50AM
1.40
11:15PM
1.16
11:44AM
0.66
12:04AM
0.50

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
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
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Rain (mm)
-----------------------------8--1211
Temp. °C468665589999475697810681079101088991012111010
Low °C357564469895464486795587810988689111098
Feels °C (?)024122056878041043350253677546689557
Sunrise7:41--7:39--7:37--7:35--7:33--7:31--7:30--7:28--7:26--7:24--7:22--7:20--
Sunset-5:16--5:17--5:20--5:22--5:23--5:25--5:28--5:29--5:30--5:32--5:35--5:37-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Fri night, min 3°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 10°C on Tue afternoon, min 5°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri night. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat night, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the SSE by Sun morning).

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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.