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Sheeps Jaw ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.0

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Sheeps Jaw break guidePhoto by: Chris martin

Sheeps Jaw Surf Guide

Sheeps Jaw on Gower is a fairly exposed reef break Offshore winds blow from the south southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

Sheeps Jaw Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sheeps Jaw:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sheeps Jaw 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 7% of the time in February while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% 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).

Explore Sheeps Jaw Location Map

Interactive Sheeps Jaw 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 Sheeps Jaw is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sheeps Jaw is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Sheeps Jaw Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 22:00 Local Time
TueWednesday 23
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Sheeps Jaw

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

Wind History at Sheeps Jaw

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

Sheeps Jaw Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s21.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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“Sheeps Jaw is the name given to the break on the little beach located just north of Bury Holm. At high tide this area is entirely covered by the sea.

It faces NE and you might imagine it might be good alternative to nearby Llangennith when the wind is blowing from the SW making it onshore there. It isn't. Surprisingly little swell gets in here. The waves have always been poor here whenever I have seen it. So poor in fact that I haven't bothered going in. I suspect that the location would make for some strong tidal currents too.

If there is a good swell running and you need to get some shelter from a SW wind, head further north to Blue Pool Corner or Broughton. These are much better than Sheeps Jaw.”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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