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Drive through Porthcawl to the sea front and it is the beach in the middle of the Promenade. The main sea front road goes past it. It's in between Rest Bay and Coney Beach.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name The Front
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell direction
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
There are two waves at this spot.
Low-tide: a beach break but you have to climb across rocks to get to it.
High-tide: a short but can be hollow reef who dumps straight onto to concrete. As the tide gets lower this wave becomes more hollower but shallower.
Best to surf it on a big swell.
This spot can fire when on the right swell and wind but don't do not hold your breath. It does not break every day. The locals are very friendly but the peak can get crowded.
Quiet spot not to many surf there.
Good wave on the right size swell.
This spot is good when it works and can produce hollow waves with the wave SOMETIMES getting 4ft+.
By Anonymous , 23-10-2007
- Its probably cos its a shite hole! The town needs to be knocked down and re-built and the talent needs shaping up!There is no way you get more swell than pembs let alone gower!
By A Local , 18-04-2006
Re: Not A Local - It's weird the amount of people that slag off Porthcawl and it's locals. We seem to get a lot of stick from the swansea boys and the llantwit boys. I guess it's jealousy or something. Porthcawl seems to have the most consistent breaks in Wales and has the biggest talent pool too. Legends like Gregg Owen, Rhino, Simon Tucker, Paul Lovell to name but a few.
By gower boy , 11-11-2005
not a local - this is a sick break but rarely works and when it does the locals are all over it + better spots working along this part of the coast at same time. I dont know why people make fun of the porthcawl locals- the standard is higher than the gower etc (Rhino,Greg etc.).
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