Trecco Bay Reviews and Ratings
(United-Kingdom – Wales – South East)
Visitor reviews of Trecco Bay surf break
March 10, 2010
Q, VoG from United Kingdom
Trecco Bay and Coney Beach are popular spots backed by an ugly fairground that needs bulldozing. Not very inspiring. The place, however, is the place to go in SE Wales to get shelter from the prevailing westerly winds when a big swell rolls in. The beach is set back behind a long stretch of low lying land and a breakwater that takes out any west chop. There is only moderate protection from the wind, which still adversely affects the peak when strong.
The waves can be fun here but are no more than that being generally fat and slow, sometimes they close out giving short rides. Always crowded but friendly. A good quality rocky point break splits Coney and Trecco but is best left to the locals if you are not experienced.
Parking is next to the beach.
Trecco Bay Ratings
Based on 2 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 3.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
(1: Trecco Bay is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 2.0
(1: Trecco Bay is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in United-Kingdom - Wales - South East. 5: the best break in United-Kingdom - Wales - South East).
Difficulty Level: 1.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 1.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Trecco Bay can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Trecco Bay, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Trecco Bay are often excellent).
Water Quality: 2.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Trecco Bay is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Trecco Bay requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 3.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Trecco Bay for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Trecco Bay is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Trecco Bay is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 4.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Trecco Bay, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Trecco Bay where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 2 votes. Vote