Mewslade Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Mewslade Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wales – Gower, UK)

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Tiny summer swell at Mewslade, Mewslade Bay photo

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Mewslade Bay Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C

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Thursday, 31 July 2014, 02:18 Local time

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Period (s) 7 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 15
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Mewslade Bay on Gower is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

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For Boiler Left, 5 km from Mewslade Bay.

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Live Weather:

At Llanelli, 17 km from Mewslade Bay.

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Overall Mewslade Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Visitor Reviews of Mewslade Bay


Rob Davies from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Mewslade Beach is a magnificent place. Two hundred foot high sheer limestone cliffs form an imposing backdrop for a surf session and the rock climbing is pretty good here too.

Surfing here is pretty hit and miss. First, you have to avoid high tide because on everything apart from a low neap the sea covers the sand and there will be no surfable waves.

The rest of the time it is pretty good and for a Welsh beachbreak it can get pretty heavy on account of a steeper than usual beach profile and wide exposure to the prevailing SW swell that means it's generally about the same size here as at Llangennith but Mewslade generally packs a bit more punch, especially on the rising tide. Waves are usually biggest under beneath Thurba Head, the imposing cliff on the East side of the Bay.

Even when the wind is light or offshore, the quality of the surf is very variable because of the changing buildup of sand around the various rocks and headlands. Winter storms can strip away over a metre or more of sand changing it from a big sandy beach to something much rockier. Take care because there are generally rocks to be aware of, especially as the tide comes in.

On a good day, when the banks are right and there is a NW wind blowing down the valley, Mewslade can provide fast and wedgy walls, usually intense short rides. On days when things don't quite come together it's can be a heavy close out and even on good days there are usually close-out sets that are no fun at all. It's always a short-board wave.

Mewslade is a good indicator for the local reefs. In general, the ones to the East will be a bit bigger and similarly wind-affected to here whereas nearby Fall Bay Reef doesn't work until Mewslade Beach is about head high and a much better bet if the wind has any west in it. At low tide the two beaches at Mewslade and Fall become one.

The longish walk from the road means it is rarely crowded, but when it is working you would be very lucky to be the only one there.

2010-03-10

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mewslade Bay:

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Closest break Fall Bay Reef 0 mi
Second closest break Crabart 1 mi
Third closest break Fall Bay 1 mi
Fourth closest break Rhossili 1 mi
Fifth closest break Llangennith 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Mewslade Bay:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 35 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 52 mi
Third closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 129 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 130 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 140 mi

Tide stations nearest to Mewslade Bay:

Closest tide station Llanelli 10 mi
Second closest tide station Mumbles 14 mi
Third closest tide station Swansea 16 mi
Fourth closest tide station Briton Ferry 21 mi
Fifth closest tide station Neath 22 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Mewslade Bay:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 183 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 207 mi
Third closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 234 mi
Fourth closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 234 mi
Fifth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 234 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Mewslade Bay:

Closest city location Llanelli (United Kingdom) 10 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) 22 mi
Fifth closest city location Coity (United Kingdom) 32 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Mewslade Bay is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mewslade Bay is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT) in England is 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Mewslade Bay and is 117 km (73 miles) away.
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