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Llangennith Surf Guide

Llangennith on Gower is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

Llangennith Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Llangennith:

The best conditions reported for surf at Llangennith occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Llangennith 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 26% of the time in April while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% 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).

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Interactive Llangennith 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 Llangennith is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Llangennith is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Llangennith Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 4 July 2022, 04:04 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Llangennith

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

Wind History at Llangennith

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

Llangennith Reviews:

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“Llangennith is one of the most consistent beach breaks on the South Wales Coast and the Indicator Beach for the Gower Area so if there is no swell here it will be flat all along the Welsh coast.

It's a very popular spot, even in the depths of winter, but the huge 3 mile wide expanse of the beach means that it is always possible to escape the crowds by walking some distance away from the car park. In general the further South you walk, the smaller the waves and the easier the paddle out will be.

The paddle out at Llangennith is infamous. It is unusually difficult because the gently sloping beach profile means that on a big day outside is a very long way away and inside is a very big washing machine. Once the surf gets over about 4 feet, apart from dangerous rips against the cliffs at either end of the bay, there are few currents to help. Watch the sets for a while before going in you can usually see areas where the surf is less heavy and after you pick your spot, timing is everything.

The surf here can be very good, with long lefts and rights. It can handle a lot of size when conditions are right and on these days longboarders especially can score some very long rides by sitting way out the back and waiting for the sets. Often, however, 'gennith is a frustrating wave that tends to back off and then close out in a shorey. This is usually the case on very clean long period ground swells - the beach is just too flat to make anything of these because there are never any decent banks. Sometimes a light onshore SW breeze behind the swell seems to improve things by adding some short period swell into the mix and making the waves that bit more peaky. NW breezes, which are common in summer totally ruin small surf.

Three Peaks, which is a long walk up the beach, is the best spot around mid to high tide and as a result it is often crowded here. On rare days brief tubes are possible.

The quickly shifting tide means that for most of the beach it can go from poor to very good and back to poor in any one spot over an hour or less and full spring tides generally cause the surf to back-off.

Apart from the surf, there is a busy but mellow camp site at hand and a cafe on site too. The local pub, The Kings Head, is deservedly popular with surfers. PJ's surf shop is in the village too and there are dozens more breaks to explore within a short drive so if it is big and onshore here, somewhere else not far away may be firing.”

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