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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

Overall: 2.9

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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: 15.6 °C

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 12:19 Local time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 12 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 15
N 20
Wind State off off off off

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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.

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Crab Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mumbles The wx, 1 km from Crab Island.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
14.9 °C

Current weather near Crab Island

Buoy Data:

At SEACAMS2 Swansea Bay Waverider, 4 miles from Crab Island.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 12.5 13.3 12.5 12.5

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Overall Crab Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Crab Island:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    9 mi
  • Third closest city location
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    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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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.