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Fall Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.6

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Fall Bay break guidePhoto by: jonpob

Fall Bay Surf Guide

Fall Bay on Gower is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Fall Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fall Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fall Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fall Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in December while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
57%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fall Bay Location Map

Interactive Fall Bay 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 Fall Bay is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fall Bay is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Fall Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 September 2021, 14:19 Local Time
Saturday 25Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
10
Wind State glass cross-
on
glass cross-
on

What does Fall Bay look like?

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Swell History at Fall Bay

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

Wind History at Fall Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Fall Bay: