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Aberavon ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.5

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Aberavon Surf Guide

Aberavon in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed beach/reef/pier break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Water quality is rather poor here.

Aberavon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/reef/pierIcon  s54.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aberavon:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aberavon occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Aberavon (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Aberavon with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in April while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aberavon Location Map

Interactive Aberavon surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Aberavon is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Aberavon is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 41 km (25 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Aberavon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 00:19 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 5
ESE 5
ESE 5
E
Wind State cross-
on
glass cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Aberavon

Surf stats for Aberavon, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Aberavon

Wind stats for Aberavon, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Aberavon. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s21.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Aberavon: