Fresh Water West

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The locals here dont seem to be too bad i got spaeking to one who was a nice bloke with lots of info in the area, when the reef is working it the best point on the huge beach which has numerous points. Check out for more pics of area

Additional Info:
The heart of Dyfed's surfing is to be found at Freash Water West.Can be a bit tricky to find, its pretty close to the texco oil plant. Parking can be tricky as the car parks are always busy. Watch out for the rips, works best on high but also works on all tides.As the name implies,the long,sandy beach is both unpolluted and westerly facing.Exposed to the depths of the Atlantic,this corner or Wales will catch any SW swell running.
A series or reefs link the two bays together,with particularly good sandbars in the summer months at the extrems of the tides.The southernmost beach is M.O.D and firing times are indicated by the red flags.
The best waves tend to break on the jagged rocks to the south end of the beach,giving good hollow rides of up to 100mtrs+ in length.
Rips can be strong here,so beware.
Parking easy along side beach.


Once in Pembroke,follow the road west for about 10 miles passing a power station for about 10 miles.Closer you get,it will become sign posted.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionEast
Swell directionSouthWest
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 8ft+
TideAll tides
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekFew surfers

Rips / undertow, Rocks



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