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Southerndown ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 2.6

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Southerndown Spot ID

Southerndown photo


Photo credit: Nick Russill

lefts and rights, Southerndown photo


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Southerndown - Witches Nose photo


Photo credit: Nick Russill

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Thursday, 17 October 2019, 22:29 Local time
ThuFriday 18
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 8 8 9 6
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 25
SW 25
W 40
Wind State on on cross-

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Southerndown in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Porthcawl, 6 km from Southerndown.

IS AT (local time)

Southerndown Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At St.Athan, 15 km from Southerndown.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
12.1 °C

Current weather near Southerndown

Buoy Data:

At Scarweather WaveNet Site, 13 miles from Southerndown.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 7.7 8.3 7.7 7.7

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Overall Southerndown Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

Surf stats for Southerndown: see the swell variation by month.


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

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Town and city forecasts close to Southerndown:

  • Closest city location
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    14 mi
  • Third closest city location
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Southerndown is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Southerndown is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England is 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Southerndown and is 81 km (50 miles) away.
Southerndown break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Southerndown, Wales - South East. Use the tab navigation above to view Southerndown sea temperature, Southerndown photographs, Southerndown detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Southerndown webcams, current wind from Wales - South East live weather stations and Southerndown 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 Southerndown.