Todays Porthcawl surf forecast and the prediction for the following three days is broken down below, where you will find information on the size, direction and period of the anticipated swell. The forecast also offers an insight into the expected rain fall and cloud cover as well as offering a breakdown of the wind conditions. To summarise the forecast there is also a star rating to help you plan your surf trip to Porthcawl.
Porthcawl sits roughly 25 miles to the West of Cardiff and at the entrance to the Bristol Channel and is one of the most popular surf spots in Wales. Because of it’s exposed position it picks up regular swells, but can also be prone to onshore conditions. There are two real surf beaches in Porthcawl, the most popular being Rest Bay a beach break wave that when conditions are clean is a joy to surf. The other second spot is Coney Beach where you will find some shelter from Atlantic storms, but is generally slower and softer than Rest Bay. There is a high tide left hand point break by the esplanade, but is mainly the playground of local boogers and has a nasty end section that breaks onto concrete. The vibe is pretty chilled out, there are plenty of local amenities and things to do and there is a decent selection of surf shops and surf schools in the local area.