Located in Severn Estuary, Wales, Porthcawl-Coney Beach is two breaks: A short hollow left reef, and a fun, beginner-friendly beach break. The waves here are easy to surf and break for up to 50 meters over a rock and sand bottom respectively.
What are the best surf conditions for Porthcrawl/Coney Beach?
Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. These breaks are suitable for all levels of surfers, but beginners should stick to the beach break. The surf here is not the most consistent (4/10) and will generally have a crew on it (6/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the Southwest and West. The reef needs a high tide, beach break works through all.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 17 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.