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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) Surf Guide

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.

Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whistling Sands (Porth Oer):

The best conditions reported for surf at Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) 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 3% of the time in February while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 23:26 Local Time
WedThursday 29
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 2.2
WSW
2.0
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 45
W 45
W 35
WSW 35
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Whistling Sands (Porth Oer)

Surf stats for Whistling Sands (Porth Oer), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Whistling Sands (Porth Oer)

Wind stats for Whistling Sands (Porth Oer), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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