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Three Cliffs Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.4

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Three Cliffs Bay break guidePhoto by: robmc

Three Cliffs Bay Surf Guide

Three Cliffs Bay on Gower is a reasonably exposed river break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north with some shelter here from west northwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Three Cliffs Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon riverRiverIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Three Cliffs Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Three Cliffs Bay 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 Three Cliffs Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Three Cliffs Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in February while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Three Cliffs Bay Location Map

Interactive Three Cliffs Bay 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 Three Cliffs Bay is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Three Cliffs Bay is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Three Cliffs Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 12:13 Local Time
Monday 08
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.5
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
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Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
W 15
W 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Three Cliffs Bay

Surf stats for Three Cliffs Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Three Cliffs Bay

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

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