Located in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Freshwater West is a quality beach break that offers up a myriad of options for all. This is a very consistent spot and home to the Welsh Nationals each year. The waves in the Northern part of the bay are usually a bit stronger and bigger. To the south, you’ll get some low tide hollow sandbars and further down there are a couple of reef/rock setups. The waves here are straightforward to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a rock and sand bottom.
What are the best surf conditions for Freshwater West?
Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here if smaller and a shortboard then step up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here is very consistent (8/10) and will usually have a crew on it (6/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the South, Southwest, and West. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 18 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 8 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.