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:
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
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 www.energycycles.com
Anglesey (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