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West Dale Surf Guide

West Dale in Pembrokeshire is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

West Dale Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing West Dale:

The best conditions reported for surf at West Dale occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing West Dale with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in April while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% 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 West Dale Location Map

Interactive West Dale 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 West Dale is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 78 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to West Dale is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 132 km (82 miles) away.

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West Dale Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 13:18 Local Time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at West Dale

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

Wind History at West Dale

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

West Dale Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Alex Clark from United Kingdom
“West Dale is a rocky bay with dangerous rips and strong cross currents. West dale is not a beach for bathing due to strong currents and no lifeguards.

For surfing Westdale can work its magic with surf up to 8ft and with the right wind direction nice glassy waves. However it is a rocky beach and you may find yourself being dragged towards the cliffs.

I recommend that you are a experienced surfer or with someone experienced.”

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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