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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 Surf Guide

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.

Crab Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crab Island:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Crab Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in February while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Crab Island Location Map

Interactive Crab Island 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 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.

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Crab Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 01:25 Local Time
ThuFriday 14
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 9 9 9 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
N 10
NW 5
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Crab Island

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

Wind History at Crab Island

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

Crab Island Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
  • Accommodation:Icon  s44.0
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Andy3D from United Kingdom
“Check your info !
The video and picture are re Crab Island in Ireland not S Wales!
Clues: The accent in the video is Irish and the water isn't as cloudy.

[Editors comments: fixed in database]”

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