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Roaches Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Roaches Reef Surf Guide

Roaches Reef on Gower is a reasonably exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. No beach break here. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Roaches Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Roaches Reef:

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

februaryBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Roaches Reef 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.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
67%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Roaches Reef Location Map

Interactive Roaches Reef 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 Roaches Reef is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Roaches Reef is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Roaches Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 05:56 Local Time
WedThursday 25
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 2.0
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
SW 20
W 15
WNW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Roaches Reef

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

Wind History at Roaches Reef

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Roaches Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s11.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Roaches Reef: