Broughton ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Broughton Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wales – Gower, UK)

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Broughton Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.2 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 18:37 Local time

Sunday 19 Mon
4PM 7PM 10PM 1AM
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 30
E 25
E 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Broughton in Wales - Gower is a reasonably exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The point breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips and rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Burry Port, 9 km from Broughton.

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Live Weather:

At Pembrey Sands, 12 km from Broughton.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
9.8 °C

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Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 35 miles from Broughton.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Average period (s) 7 11 9 10

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Visitor Reviews of Broughton

webmaster from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Broughton is one of only a few spots where local surfers congregate when a there is a big swell running but SW winds are blowing out most of the other Gower breaks. In these conditions, which most commonly occur when autumn and winter storms roll off the Atlantic, the best choices for a sheltered wave are Langland, Oxwich and Broughton. Broughton doesn't need as much swell as Oxwich, and is surfable perhaps two or three times as often.

Broughton is best from mid to high tide wave and it needs a fairly solid swell to get going; say 3.5m West or 5m SW. The bigger the better really. It's primarily a slow left hand point break and on a good day longboard surfers can achieve rides of more than 500m, sometimes much more. It's not quite as good as it sounds because Raglan this is not. The shallow sandy sea bed makes for very soft surf that is prone to backing off. Surfers on shortboards struggle to make it through the softer sections of the wave and so they tend to congregate in the areas where the wave is steepest and kick off after relatively short rides.

Occasionally a big one will come through that stays steep all the way through to the inside and very occasionally the inside section can actually turn on a bit of power. More often than not, when a big set does arrive, you'll be way out of position. It can be a frustrating wave for a shortboarder but for longboarders it's really excellent.

There's usually quite a bit of current at Broughton so it needs some effort to stay in position. Long rides make for long and tiring paddle-outs and it sometimes makes more sense to get out of the water and walk back to the obvious little rocky point that provides a convenient jumping-off point at high tide.

When the tide drops too low for Broughton, as long as there is no west in the wind, consider Bluepool corner, another left point that is much more exposed to the wind but otherwise a steeper and bigger wave.

The setting is scenic enough, spoiled somewhat by caravans. Access is usually via the long narrow lane north from Llangennith village to a car park that is sometimes offers free parking. From here it is a short walk through a caravan park. Turn left onto the coast path once you can see the beach and after a little way scramble down onto the obvious jumping-off rock.

Located at the mouth of the estuary with the big industrial town of Llanelli upstream, it is hard to imagine that water quality is perfect. Even so, I am not aware of any health issues and although the estuary water is naturally muddy, I have never seen any obvious pollution.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Broughton:

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Closest break Sheeps Jaw 1 mi
Second closest break Llangennith 1 mi
Third closest break Three Peaks 1 mi
Fourth closest break Rhossili 2 mi
Fifth closest break Crabart 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Broughton:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 35 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 48 mi
Third closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 131 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 133 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 137 mi

Tide stations nearest to Broughton:

Closest tide station Burry Port 6 mi
Second closest tide station Llanelli 7 mi
Third closest tide station Mumbles 14 mi
Fourth closest tide station Swansea 16 mi
Fifth closest tide station Briton Ferry 21 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Broughton:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 180 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 209 mi
Third closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 230 mi
Fourth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 230 mi
Fifth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 231 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Broughton:

Closest city location Llanelli (United Kingdom) 7 mi
Second closest city location Swansea (United Kingdom) 15 mi
Third closest city location Briton Ferry (United Kingdom) 21 mi
Fourth closest city location Neath (United Kingdom) 21 mi
Fifth closest city location Coity (United Kingdom) 32 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Broughton is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Broughton is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT) in England is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Broughton and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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