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Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.4

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Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) Spot ID

Eilir a member of the Davies-Hughes Surf Dynasty, Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) photo

Whistling Sands (Porth Oer)

Photo credit: Grumpy Old Surfer

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.3 °C

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 04:46 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 7 7 8 7
Wind (km/h) 60
WNW 60
WNW 55
NW 40
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Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) on Lleyn is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of the strong rips here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aberdaron, 4 km from Whistling Sands (Porth Oer).

IS AT (local time)

Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Aberdaron(aut), 6 km from Whistling Sands (Porth Oer).

near gales from the WNW

Air temperature
3.7 °C

Current weather near Whistling Sands (Porth Oer)

Buoy Data:

At Cardigan Bay Waverider Buoy, 27 miles from Whistling Sands (Porth Oer).

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.1
Dominant period (s) 7.7 8.0 10.5 7.1

All wavebuoys around Whistling Sands (Porth Oer)

Overall Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Surf stats for Whistling Sands (Porth Oer): see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Whistling Sands (Porth Oer): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) Location Maps

Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Whistling Sands (Porth Oer):

Tide stations nearest to Whistling Sands (Porth Oer):

  • Closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    30 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    40 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) is Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland, 122 km (76 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) is Hawarden Airport (CEG) in England, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Liverpool Airport (LPL) in England, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Isle Of Man Airport (IOM) in England is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Whistling Sands (Porth Oer), Wales - Lleyn. Use the tab navigation above to view Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) sea temperature, Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) photographs, Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) webcams, current wind from Wales - Lleyn live weather stations and Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) 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 Whistling Sands (Porth Oer).