Rest Bay

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If their were less canoeists, especially at high tide this would be a really fun place to surf, canoeists you are hated, go somewhere else!

Really, really nice on a medium winter swell at high tide when the sun is setting, this place is far less crowded in the winter. Coney can often get frustrating becasue the waves have a tendecy to close out. The locals are very tollernt of all the goatboters etc, but it is fair to say give them thier space. They have a much higher stanard of surfing than the visitors and this is obvious out in the water. Canoeists F@?k off!

Additional Info:
Can be very small at low tide then overhead at high tide. Check the outer sand banks out to sea to see how much swell there is. If it is too big check out Coney beach/porthcawl point, round the corner. There is also a high tide wave in Porthcawl called the ESP, popular with bodyboarders. It is a short reef break; don't ride the wave for too long, it turns into a very heavy shore dump onto concrete.


Drive to the small roundabout at Nottage(near Porthcawl) and take the turning right sign posted Rest Bay.The road contiuies for about a mile and you can see the beach at the end.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell directionSouthWest
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 6ft+
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementRising tide
WeekFew surfers

Rips / undertow, Rocks, Pollution



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