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)

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Crab Island Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Thursday, 2 October 2014, 15:30 Local time

Thursday 02
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
SSW 10
SW 10
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Crab Island on Gower is a fairly exposed point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. No beach break here Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

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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 SSE

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Air temperature
16.5 °C

Current weather near Crab Island

Overall Crab Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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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]

2012-01-20

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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) 204 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.
Crab Island break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Crab Island, Wales - Gower. Use the tab navigation above to view Crab Island sea temperature, Crab Island photographs, Crab Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Crab Island webcams, current wind from Wales - Gower live weather stations and Crab Island tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Crab Island.

 

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