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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 Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C

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Monday, 4 May 2015, 23:08 Local time
MonTuesday 05
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 25
E 35
E 40
SW
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mumbles, Wales, 3 km from Crab Island.

IS AT (local time)

Crab Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mumbles, 2 km from Crab Island.

moderate winds from the E

km/h
Air temperature
11.3 °C

Current weather near Crab Island

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 47 miles from Crab Island.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
2.0
2.0
1.8
Average period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Crab Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Crab Island Location Maps

Crab Island Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Crab Island:

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Wave buoys nearest to Crab Island:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.