Hells Mouth

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Photos by Phil Holden

Porth Neigwl / Hells Mouth August 2005


Wave type The rocky outcrops and sand bar at the S.end have by far the best waves. A series of peaks hold swells up to 8 foot.Can be a bit gruelling when the tide turns.
Safety Factors

Strong Rips. Lengthy Paddles. No Lifeguards

Tides and Swell 1 hour after low is often best for the N. peak but breaks at all stages.Catches the most swell in the area . Requires small to moderate sea conditions.
Wind An Easterly is Offshore but shelter can often be found at the south end under the cliffs at high tide.
Parking At high tide the car park behind the dunes seems to afford the best access.
Facilities Abersoch -a bustling surf and sail village is only 2 kms away and .Camping etc within walking distance.
Crowds Low (all year round)-avoids the crowds we have grown to accept in S.Wales.
Nearest Alternative Break Whistling Sands
Other Attractions

Close to hand are centres for Kitesurfing and Sailing. Snowdon is an hour or so drive away with alternative attractions such as Whitewater Rafting.