Crab Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0
Accommodation: 4.0

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Crab Island Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wales – Gower, UK)


Crab Island Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.1 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:17 Local time

Friday 27
9AM 12PM 3PM 6PM
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 9 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 20
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State on cross-

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Crab Island in Wales - Gower is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is no point break. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mumbles, Wales, 3 km from Crab Island.

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Live Weather:

At Mumbles, 2 km from Crab Island.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
5.4 °C

Current weather near Crab Island

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 47 miles from Crab Island.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Average period (s) 6 6 7 6

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Overall Crab Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Crab Island

Andy3D from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Check your info !
The video and picture are re Crab Island in Ireland not S Wales!
Clues: The accent in the video is Irish and the water isn't as cloudy.

[Editors comments: fixed in database]


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Crab Island:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Langland Bay 1 mi
Second closest break Langland Point 1 mi
Third closest break The Boiler 1 mi
Fourth closest break Caswell Bay 1 mi
Fifth closest break Pwlldu Point 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Crab Island:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 47 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 55 mi
Third closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 125 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 137 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 145 mi

Tide stations nearest to Crab Island:

Closest tide station Mumbles 2 mi
Second closest tide station Swansea 6 mi
Third closest tide station Briton Ferry 9 mi
Fourth closest tide station Llanelli 10 mi
Fifth closest tide station Neath 11 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Crab Island:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 177 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 210 mi
Third closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 229 mi
Fourth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 229 mi
Fifth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 230 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Crab Island:

Closest city location Swansea (United Kingdom) 5 mi
Second closest city location Briton Ferry (United Kingdom) 9 mi
Third closest city location Llanelli (United Kingdom) 10 mi
Fourth closest city location Neath (United Kingdom) 11 mi
Fifth closest city location Coity (United Kingdom) 20 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Crab Island is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Crab Island is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England is 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Crab Island and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
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