Surfing in Wales

Steve Beach checking the surf at Rhossilli. Image by Claire Beach

A surfer checks the waves at Rhossili. Image by Claire Beach.

Wales' coastline is littered with pristine beaches, reefs and river mouths all perfect for surfing. There are now more than 250,000 surfers in the UK, many of whom live and surf here in Wales.

Surfing beach guides

Use these beach guides with care and always seek advice if you're unsure about where to surf. Never surf alone and always let someone know where you're going.

Welsh surfing features

Surf schools in Wales

Tired of watching? Find a qualified surf school in your area. It's never too late to start.

Surfing etiquette in Wales

A look at the rules of surfing etiquette in Wales which keep the sport safe and fun for everyone.

Surfing conditions and forecasts

Surf conditions, reports, cams and forecast websites for surfing locations around Wales.

Interpreting wave buoys in Wales

Save petrol and maximise surf time by learning to use the latest wave buoy information for the Welsh coast.

Surf spots in Wales

BBC Wales surfing map

Explore the coast

Wales is full of great surfing beaches. Here are the best ones.


A blue Shark

Sharing the waves

Discover which species you're likely to encounter whilst surfing in Wales.


Pembrokshire coast by Tony Llewellyn

Welsh coast

Amazing beaches from around Wales. Add yours to our Flickr group.

Places to go

A fishing boat at Fishguard

See wildlife

Use our guides to get out and about in Wales this summer.

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Extreme weather

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Video clips

A collection of archive clips showing extreme weather conditions in Wales.

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