Wind Surfing in Oxwich Bay, Swansea, Wales United Kingdom

Best swell :
SW / Wind NW
Beach length:
2.5 mi / 4 km
Average wave hight :
5 ft / 1,5 m
Swansea and the Wales peninsula is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. It's one of the most important places in UK as far as its natural surrounding is concerned. In Wales, you may find extraordinary forest, wild and rough seawater for every extreme sport activity. Always great for visiting, but best period is during spring and summer.

One of the beaches, famous for windsurfing is Oxwich bay. It is located in the heart of Gower Peninsula and its length is 4 km/2 mi long. The beach is sandy and the strongest winds are western oriented. Ideal wind is northwesterly, ideal tide mid to high and swell to be southwesterly.

However don’t expect huge waves and extreme riding, as Oxwich beach needs a very big swell in order to produce a big wave, that is why the beach is perfect if you are a beginner. Usual wave height is around 1 to 1.5 m/3 to 5 ft.

The beach is quite packed during weekends and is preferred by families, so if you visit the spot in a busy day, you must be extra cautious with the bathers. Also try to avoid the entry point of the beach, because it is quite rocky.

Accessibility is easy, as there is a parking lot in front of the beach. In Gower there is cheap accommodation, located in a beautiful green natural landscape.