Autumn named best season to surf in Wales

Published: Wednesday 24th Sep 2014

Written by: Powells Holiday Team

A recent article has named autumn as the best time to learn to surf on Britain’s enviable coast. With a whole range of beautiful beaches and surfing hotspots located on the Pembrokeshire coast, there has never been a better time to visit Wales for a short break.

Tenby cottages by the sea have been popular among surfers across the country for a short surf trip for years. The town’s two beaches, North and South, can achieve some great surfing opportunities with big swell, but the area’s location also puts surfers staying in local holiday cottages in the optimum position for travelling to neighbouring surf spots such as Freshwater East and Freshwater West, and Abereiddy near St Davids.

‘Head to Pembrokeshire’

The Independent newspaper spoke to cold water surf company Finisterre UK, where Ernie Capbert said, “It's not as cold as you'd imagine,” and “autumn is definitely the best season for swells, sunset barbecues, and general good beach vibes.”

With this in mind there is also a great opportunity for securing a fantastic mini-break at a great price thanks to the end of the peak season, where many of the best Pembrokeshire holiday cottages will be significantly reduced on summer rates.

As the surf is as reliable as the British weather, thankfully there is also plenty to do in Pembrokeshire, from cliff jumping at the old salt mine at the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy to coasteering with one of the many great activity companies in the area. Check out our guide to the latest Pembrokeshire deals for some more ideas.

If you are looking to go further south, then the Independent’s recommendations of course stretch to Devon and Cornwall, where surfers both amateur and pro can take advantage of some of the best beach breaks in the country.

If the article is anything to go by then it is a sure toss-up between Cornwall and South Wales for autumn surf, with the Independent suggesting to ‘head to Pembrokeshire if you want the best of the bunch’.

So why not don the wetsuit and boots and meet us out there? There’s plenty of space to let your kit dry in Powells Cornwall and Pembrokeshire self-catering cottages.

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