Surfing

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Beautiful glassy barrels at Hell’s Mouth at the Llyn Peninsular. Image Courtesy of Offaxis.co.uk

Surfing in North Wales is a dedicated sport of its own, on good days with Glass calm seas and blue skies we can see overhead sessions and in some more rare cases larger than that on the North Wales coast. The beauty of wales is the many directions which the coastline faces, so even when there is a fickle swell direction you can find a beach somewhere on the North Wales Coast that will provide some action.

Granted  we don’t have waves as good as Ireland, but then if we where geographically placed elsewhere we would. Time has to be put in here to find the spots that are working well, and some spots are for more serious and advanced surfers. The beaches can produce great fun days when the sand bars are working, tides are right and the wind is low or offshore. We also have good storm waves here, which is wind generated swell pushed across the Irish Sea, most beaches work for this.

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A mellow wave at Rhosneigr. Image Courtesy of Cackletv.com

Here is what Storm riders guide had to say about North Wales Surf ” Anglesey sits off the NW coast of Wales and is the least consistent area for waves due to its ultra narrow swell window. Quality surf only occurs when strong SW swells make it up St Georges Channel and winds are from the NE. The SW coast of the island features a number of rocky beaches, like Rhosneigr, popular with surfers, windsurfers and kayakers. Really only a winter option. The Lleyn Peninsula is a popular and versatile surf destination and has better exposure to the SW swell; the long beach at Hells Mouth is the most surfed area with a range of beachbreak and reef options. Offshores are rare but when the NE does kick in great conditions prevail. Small waves can be had year round whilst autumn and winter pressure systems will push in some overhead juice. A few times a year big swells will light up the sheltered spots on the peninsula; quiet bays home to quality wedging peaks. Mid Wales is home to a host of slumbering classic set-ups. From Harlech to Borth long stretches of beginner friendly west facing beaches work in small swells. At Borth (a proposed artificial reef site) the coastal geography changes from beaches to cliffs and boulder reefs.”

Top Beaches for surf on Anglesey are Rhosneigr, Cable bay (Porth Trecastell), Porth Nobla, Porth Tyn Tywyn, Rhoscolyn and Treaddur bay.

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Some of the Top beaches on Anglesey, Most get some surf depending on swell direction. Image                   Courtesy of itsnotserious.co.uk

Further down the road toward the Llyn Peninsular the surf gets better. Great beaches such as Hell’s mouth, Porth Cariad and Aberdaron get good consistent welsh surf due to their better proximity and position to the swell.

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South of the Llyn Peninsular where Surf is more consistent. Image Courtesy of Glassbutterbeach.com

Local Business that do Surf lessons :

1. Funsport Rhosneigr

 

 

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2.Gecko Rhosneigr

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3. West Coast Surf, Abersoch

 

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