Surfing in N.Wales

Surfing in N.Wales

If you are looking for waves and surfing in North Wales then they can be found not too far away.
Llanberis boasts a fairly sizeable surfing and windsurfing community, who pursue the swell with as much vigour as any surf junkie.

Conditions can be fickle and to get the swell going, low pressure systems are needed in the southwesterly approaches to the UK. Once you've got this then there are a number of quality venues for waves:

Lleyn Peninsula

Hells Mouth ( Porth Neigwl)
Works best on a north easterly wind, but is the most consistent break around. 3 miles of beach breaks , for beginners or more advanced surfers, with a reef in the eastern corner which holds bigger waves but can have strong currents so is not ideal for learners.

Porth Ceiriad Faces South Easterly, a beautiful cove for family beach trips with a fast wedging wave, offers the best chance of barrels, if you are quick enough. Can have strong currents when the surf is big, watch out for the tide coming in over the sand bar as it can cause problems for un aware swimmers


Dinas Dinlle Is a good windsurfing venue with regular cross shore winds.

There are many other spots around the Lleyn, the north coast coming into its own in the winter time.

If you want more information or want to hire boards or wetsuits then give West Coast Surf a call in Abersoch or check out the Website :- or get weather information through links page of

(Ynys Mon)

Rhosneigr The most Popular surf spot on Anglesey, though it is always smaller here than on the Lleyn Penninsula. Try Broad beach or the well known Cable bay for waves.

Cable bay holds a wave even in a strong onshore gale Newborough Increasingly a place where kite surfers can be seen, as the waves don't get too large, but good onshore winds provide reasonable conditions

Kit can be hired from Rhosneigr Other spots on Anglesey exist but are difficult to find and fickle.

Just explore !! Enjoy the mountains ,surf and cycling.

Keep an eye out for surf boards on cars and you will find you way to the surf

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