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Llantwit Major break guidePhoto by: Nige B

Llantwit Major Surf Guide

Llantwit Major in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break favours left handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks, rips and pollution.

Llantwit Major Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Llantwit Major:

The best conditions reported for surf at Llantwit Major 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 Llantwit Major (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Llantwit Major with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in February while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% 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 Llantwit Major 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 Llantwit Major is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Llantwit Major is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Llantwit Major Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 February 2023, 23:57 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
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Swell History at Llantwit Major

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

Wind History at Llantwit Major

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

Llantwit Major Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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KB from United Kingdom
“Llantiwt is an underrated break.
When other local spots have nil surf the topography and tide can kick up some nice waves.
There's a significant rip over the rocky point.
Infamous for its localism things have improved a fair bit over the years but occasionally there's still some tension when it's busy.
On a good day left and right rides can be had simultaneously which shortens the line up wait.
Groms can get wet just off the beach sandy area but waves tend to be dumpy here.
To the left of the sandy area (looking offshore) is the most consistent area. On the right day surf here can reach overhead and it's worth bearing in mind that this dumps onto rock.
Beach is exposed so windy days can spoil the waves.
Local town is very good. Ten mins walk from beach.
Look out for squaddies: there's Paras and Marines barracked nearby (Saint Athan camp) and they do have a habit of kicking off for no good reason.”

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