The isle of Anglesey can be a great surfing destination – surfing beaches are located on the Southwest Coast, between the towns of Rhosneigr and Aberffraw. A southwesterly wind along with a big swell makes for the best surfing conditions, this is true in the winter months. Other surf spots in North Wales include along the Llyn peninsula, which also isn’t too far away from a Snowdonia Hotel where you can sleep easy. Anglesey, when the conditions are right, is a fantastic spot for surfing and adventuring in the foamy blue waves. Read on to find out more.
Rhosneigr is a great location for surfers of all levels, it’s west-facing shores get some great surf – especially in the winter months. You’ll also see a lot of kite surfers and windsurfers here making use of the strong winds that blast along the Irish sea.
It is a beach break that has waves in all different directions. The ideal wind for this is North Easterly, and the ideal swell is south-westerly. It works in all tide conditions. You need to watch out for rocks! It is known to pick up more swell than other Anglesey beaches. It’s a good one for beginners as it can’t handle a swell bigger than 4 or 5 ft.
Cable Bay is a small sheltered bay that has some fantastic waves on a large swell during the winter season. When this place kicks off it’s very popular and attracts kayakers among others.
The beach kicks off when it’s high tide and you’ll need to get there early on weekends as here 10 surfers are big crows. This funnel-shaped bay needs a reasonable amount of well it works. The very narrow bay produced short, fast rides to the shore. There are riptides down the left-hand side of the bay that you need to catch out. This is mainly a right-handed wave. The beach works beset with an easterly wind and a south-westerly swell. Kayakers are known to invade the space so you do have to get there early to enjoy it.
This gorgeous sandy beach is very sheltered and underdeveloped. It is a popular spot which draws in a great many locals and visitors alike during the summer months. It is backed by gently sloping during and with its gently sloping sands which means it’s great for chilling out pre and post-surf sessions. Be aware that there is no lifeguard service here so you just have to be extra careful.
This lesser-known but more difficult bay to ride is good in southerly and southwesterly winds. There happens to be a selection of breaks along the bay and on bigger swells of the reef that hold great lefts.
Aberffraw is an exposed beach that is best surfed during the winter months. There are some strong rips close to the mouth of the river so watch out for that!
This beach is rarely surfed, due in part to its exposure to the southwesterly winds, it can, however, have a small and clean wave when Abersoch is swelling well. The best part of the wave is found at the left-hand side of the beach when decent rides can be had. In the wintertime, you can have it all to yourself.