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The Knap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.0

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The Knap Spot ID

Knap Barry by Don Cook, The Knap photo

The Knap

Photo credit: kelvin

Sully Island, The Knap photo

The Knap

Photo credit: Nick Russill

Bristol Channel surf, The Knap photo

The Knap

Photo credit: Nick Russill

Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 00:59 Local time
TueWednesday 16
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 6 7 8
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 35
SSE 25
S 30
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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The Knap in The Vale of Glamorgan is a very sheltered beach break. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Water quality is rather poor here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Barry, Wales, 2 km from The Knap.

IS AT (local time)

The Knap Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cardiff-Wales Airport, 4 km from The Knap.

light winds from the SSE

Light rain
Air temperature

Current weather near The Knap

Buoy Data:

At Weston Bay Waverider, 12 miles from The Knap.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 4.5 5.0 6.7 6.3

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Overall The Knap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for The Knap: see the swell variation by month.

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

The Knap Location Maps

The Knap Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Knap:

  • Closest city location
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    8 mi
  • Third closest city location
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    15 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Knap is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Knap is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to The Knap and is 62 km (39 miles) away.
The Knap break location map and break info

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