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The Boiler ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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The Boiler Surf Guide

The Boiler on Gower is a reasonably exposed point break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is no beach break Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care to avoid the rocks.

The Boiler Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
7.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Boiler:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Boiler occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Boiler 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 6% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Boiler Location Map

Interactive The Boiler 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 The Boiler is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Boiler is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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The Boiler Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 03:20 Local Time
Saturday 06
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
Period (s) 11 10 10 18
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
E 10
E 15
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at The Boiler

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

Wind History at The Boiler

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

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