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Trecco Bay break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Trecco Bay Surf Guide

Trecco Bay in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide.

Trecco Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trecco Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Trecco Bay 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 3% of the time in February while 44% 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).

Explore Trecco Bay Location Map

Interactive Trecco 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 Trecco Bay is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Trecco Bay is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Trecco Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 March 2023, 06:12 Local Time
Sunday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Trecco Bay

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

Wind History at Trecco Bay

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

Trecco Bay Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Q, VoG from United Kingdom
“Trecco Bay and Coney Beach are popular spots backed by an ugly fairground that needs bulldozing. Not very inspiring. The place, however, is the place to go in SE Wales to get shelter from the prevailing westerly winds when a big swell rolls in. The beach is set back behind a long stretch of low lying land and a breakwater that takes out any west chop. There is only moderate protection from the wind, which still adversely affects the peak when strong.

The waves can be fun here but are no more than that being generally fat and slow, sometimes they close out giving short rides. Always crowded but friendly. A good quality rocky point break splits Coney and Trecco but is best left to the locals if you are not experienced.

Parking is next to the beach.”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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