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Rhossili ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.7

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Rhossili Surf Guide

Rhossili on Gower is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Rhossili Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rhossili:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rhossili 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 8% of the time in February while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
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 Rhossili 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 Rhossili is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rhossili is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 69 km (43 miles) away.

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Rhossili Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 03:38 Local Time
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Wave (m) 1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
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Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 15
WSW 10
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Swell History at Rhossili

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Wind History at Rhossili

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Rhossili Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.2
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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“Rhossili beach is spectacular and the view towards Worm's Head is one of the finest in Wales. It provides surfers with a consistent beach break and is big enough to accommodate large numbers in the water without seeming crowded. It's actually the southern end of the same beach as Llangennith.

The waves here are usually about one third smaller than at Llangennith; smaller than that right under the cliffs. This can be a good thing if Llangennith is too big and you can't handle the paddle out. More often that not the swell in South Wales is too small rather than too big and the extra bit of size on offer at Llangennith is a good thing. Thus Rhossili is a poor second choice if 'gennith is working.
About half way between the two access points, right in front of the Old Rectory (a house that can be rented from the National Trust), you can usually find an uncrowded area even on the busiest days.

When the wind is from a southerly quarter, the high cliffs at Rhossili offer some shelter making for less cross-chop than at Llangennith and on these occasions is can get fairly crowded. Rare easterly gales are tamed by Rhossili Downs too - another situation when this may be a better bet than Llangennith.

The surf at Rhossili is always softer than at Llangennith but it can be good quality, especially for longboarders. Long rides are common but I have never seen it get even slightly hollow. The break works at all stages of the tide, but high tide is best, just as long as the tide isn't so big that it is up on the pebble bank, in which case the wave gets too fat. The shallow beach profile means that long period swells tend to back off regardless of the tide.

You can find a pub, a shop and a couple of cafes in the village overlooking the beach, right by the car park.”

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