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Tenby (South Beach) Surf Guide

Tenby(South Beach) in Pembrokeshire is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide.

Tenby (South Beach) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tenby (South Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at Tenby (South Beach) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Tenby (South Beach) (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tenby (South Beach) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% 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 Tenby (South Beach) Location Map

Interactive Tenby (South Beach) 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 Tenby (South Beach) is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tenby (South Beach) is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Tenby (South Beach) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 02:08 Local Time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 5 4 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Tenby (South Beach)

Surf stats for Tenby (South Beach), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Tenby (South Beach)

Wind stats for Tenby (South Beach), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Tenby (South Beach) Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s55.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Derek Owen from United Kingdom
“An amazing beach to visit. Free parking from Oct onwards, close to the beach, restaurant 2 metres away, few people, golden sands, clear water, close to town, toilets, Caldey Island close by - It's fantastic !!!!”

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