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Slade Bay/Boot Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.2

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Slade Bay/Boot Reef Spot ID

Summer Swell at Boot Reef, Slade Bay/Boot Reef photo

Slade Bay/Boot Reef

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Empty Slade Beach, Slade Bay/Boot Reef photo

Slade Bay/Boot Reef

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Too much wind, Slade Bay/Boot Reef photo

Slade Bay/Boot Reef

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.2 °C

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 21:10 Local time
TueWednesday 26
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 9 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 45
WNW 50
WNW 50
WNW 50
Wind State cross-

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Slade Bay/Boot Reef on Gower is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the north. Able to handle light onshore wind Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boiler Left, 3 km from Slade Bay/Boot Reef.

IS AT (local time)

Slade Bay/Boot Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mumbles, 14 km from Slade Bay/Boot Reef.

fresh winds from the WNW

Air temperature
4.3 °C

Current weather near Slade Bay/Boot Reef

Buoy Data:

At SEACAMS2 Swansea Bay Waverider, 12 miles from Slade Bay/Boot Reef.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 7.1 6.9 11.8 8.0

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Overall Slade Bay/Boot Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Surf stats for Slade Bay/Boot Reef: see the swell variation by month.

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Slade Bay/Boot Reef Location Maps

Slade Bay/Boot Reef Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Slade Bay/Boot Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Slade Bay/Boot Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Burry Port
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Briton Ferry
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Slade Bay/Boot Reef is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Slade Bay/Boot Reef is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT) in England is 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Slade Bay/Boot Reef and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
Slade Bay/Boot Reef break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Slade Bay/Boot Reef, Wales - Gower. Use the tab navigation above to view Slade Bay/Boot Reef sea temperature, Slade Bay/Boot Reef photographs, Slade Bay/Boot Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Slade Bay/Boot Reef webcams, current wind from Wales - Gower live weather stations and Slade Bay/Boot Reef 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 Slade Bay/Boot Reef.