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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Oxwich Bay

UK, South Wales

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 Access

Head out to The Gower...Follow the signposts...about 30mins drive from that "pretty, shitty city" (NOT by Dylan Thomas).

English (Translate this text in English): Head out to The Gower...Follow the signposts...about 30mins drive from that "pretty, shitty city" (NOT by Dylan Thomas).

English (Translate this text in English): Head out to The Gower...Follow the signposts...about 30mins drive from that "pretty, shitty city" (NOT by Dylan Thomas).

English (Translate this text in English): Head out to The Gower...Follow the signposts...about 30mins drive from that "pretty, shitty city" (NOT by Dylan Thomas).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Oxwich needs a VERY big swell to start working. Generally Llangennith needs to be over 6ft before you see any sign of a wave breaking. The best spot for the bay is right infront of the car park. When the place is 'on', word spreads very quick...with the right conditions it barrels sweeeeetly.
The bay is a fun wave but....if you get there at the right tide (preferably on an outgoing high tide), there are a couple of other better spots in the vacinity...If you look out about 200m from the beach there's a point break right up next to the edge of the rocks, next to the cliff....
If you put in the effort to check it out, you'll be pleasently surprised to find one of the best semi-secret reef spots on the Gower. Once you get to the point, look about 100m to your right and you'll find Oxwich Reef which, if the bay is 3ft and the point is 4ft, will be about 6ft. It's a superb reef with a fast, hollow take off over a very shallow rocky bottom....The reef, like the bay, doesn't break all that often...but when it does make the effort to get out there...you'll have a big smile on your face and be pleased that you made the effort...

English (Translate this text in English): Oxwich needs a VERY big swell to start working. Generally Llangennith needs to be over 6ft before you see any sign of a wave breaking. The best spot for the bay is right infront of the car park. When the place is 'on', word spreads very quick...with the right conditions it barrels sweeeeetly.<br />The bay is a fun wave but....if you get there at the right tide (preferably on an outgoing high tide), there are a couple of other better spots in the vacinity...If you look out about 200m from the beach there's a point break right up next to the edge of the rocks, next to the cliff....<br />If you put in the effort to check it out, you'll be pleasently surprised to find one of the best semi-secret reef spots on the Gower. Once you get to the point, look about 100m to your right and you'll find Oxwich Reef which, if the bay is 3ft and the point is 4ft, will be about 6ft. It's a superb reef with a fast, hollow take off over a very shallow rocky bottom....The reef, like the bay, doesn't break all that often...but when it does make the effort to get out there...you'll have a big smile on your face and be pleased that you made the effort...

English (Translate this text in English): Oxwich needs a VERY big swell to start working. Generally Llangennith needs to be over 6ft before you see any sign of a wave breaking. The best spot for the bay is right infront of the car park. When the place is 'on', word spreads very quick...with the right conditions it barrels sweeeeetly.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The bay is a fun wave but....if you get there at the right tide (preferably on an outgoing high tide), there are a couple of other better spots in the vacinity...If you look out about 200m from the beach there's a point break right up next to the edge of the rocks, next to the cliff....&lt;br &#47;&gt;If you put in the effort to check it out, you'll be pleasently surprised to find one of the best semi-secret reef spots on the Gower. Once you get to the point, look about 100m to your right and you'll find Oxwich Reef which, if the bay is 3ft and the point is 4ft, will be about 6ft. It's a superb reef with a fast, hollow take off over a very shallow rocky bottom....The reef, like the bay, doesn't break all that often...but when it does make the effort to get out there...you'll have a big smile on your face and be pleased that you made the effort...

English (Translate this text in English): Oxwich needs a VERY big swell to start working. Generally Llangennith needs to be over 6ft before you see any sign of a wave breaking. The best spot for the bay is right infront of the car park. When the place is 'on', word spreads very quick...with the right conditions it barrels sweeeeetly.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The bay is a fun wave but....if you get there at the right tide (preferably on an outgoing high tide), there are a couple of other better spots in the vacinity...If you look out about 200m from the beach there's a point break right up next to the edge of the rocks, next to the cliff....&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If you put in the effort to check it out, you'll be pleasently surprised to find one of the best semi-secret reef spots on the Gower. Once you get to the point, look about 100m to your right and you'll find Oxwich Reef which, if the bay is 3ft and the point is 4ft, will be about 6ft. It's a superb reef with a fast, hollow take off over a very shallow rocky bottom....The reef, like the bay, doesn't break all that often...but when it does make the effort to get out there...you'll have a big smile on your face and be pleased that you made the effort...

Atmosphere

Like a lot of the Gower (langland excluded), the surrounding scenery is beautiful...especially at the reef...
Remember though that while the bay is pretty easy wave to surf, the point and the reef are for the more experienced surfer...By all means sit and watch the reef, but if you haven't experienced surfing above a shallow, rocky bottom don't even think about it...For everyone's safety!

English (Translate this text in English): Like a lot of the Gower (langland excluded), the surrounding scenery is beautiful...especially at the reef...<br />Remember though that while the bay is pretty easy wave to surf, the point and the reef are for the more experienced surfer...By all means sit and watch the reef, but if you haven't experienced surfing above a shallow, rocky bottom don't even think about it...For everyone's safety!

English (Translate this text in English): Like a lot of the Gower (langland excluded), the surrounding scenery is beautiful...especially at the reef...&lt;br &#47;&gt;Remember though that while the bay is pretty easy wave to surf, the point and the reef are for the more experienced surfer...By all means sit and watch the reef, but if you haven't experienced surfing above a shallow, rocky bottom don't even think about it...For everyone's safety!

English (Translate this text in English): Like a lot of the Gower (langland excluded), the surrounding scenery is beautiful...especially at the reef...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Remember though that while the bay is pretty easy wave to surf, the point and the reef are for the more experienced surfer...By all means sit and watch the reef, but if you haven't experienced surfing above a shallow, rocky bottom don't even think about it...For everyone's safety!

General

When this place is working, everyone who knows what it's like will be there...pay respect and enjoy the spectacle!
See you in the water!

English (Translate this text in English): When this place is working, everyone who knows what it's like will be there...pay respect and enjoy the spectacle!<br />See you in the water!

English (Translate this text in English): When this place is working, everyone who knows what it's like will be there...pay respect and enjoy the spectacle!&lt;br &#47;&gt;See you in the water!

English (Translate this text in English): When this place is working, everyone who knows what it's like will be there...pay respect and enjoy the spectacle!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;See you in the water!

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Oxwich Bay
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Jan 20, 2007
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By temporary local , 03-04-2007

is'nt the reef the point? - Never checked these comments before, been surfin oxwich point/bay for the last 4 years on all the best days, but what is this mysterious reef you're all talkin about? Surely the point is the reef! Or have I been too focused on super suck walling barrelling rights to walk a bit further. The nearest reef is slade round the corner, but I check it regular an it's v.fickle, so is the reef the far point cause I've never seen anyone surf that?Well confused, anyhows that's the end of the heavin sw swells for this year and I'm movin so won't surf the point for many years to come. Even in 4 years of committed searching on the gower you'll still find someting sweet and secret if you look hardenough. Nowadays the point picks up a huge crowd when on, so the secrets out..but I still get to surf it alone and perfect on many days this last epic winter! Respect to all the smiling locals, you know who you are and farewell mon amour!

By anonymous , 09-01-2005

good on big days - surfed there over the last few days, it was 6-8ft slop in geneth and this was awsome, clean 2-3ft waves,heavy mind,got barrelled on my longboard!!! way too busy though, when its the only spot breaking preapre to fight for some waves, all good though!!!

By barry barry , 26-03-2004

hossegor?? - more like the knap mate

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