Surfing

When the surf's up, there's no better location.

Surfing in Pembrokeshire

Surfing in Pembrokeshire has boomed in the last decade.

Take a good look at a map of Britain, especially Pembrokeshire's location and you'll be able to appreciate why the surf here can be so good. 

For waves to develop they need strong winds to drive them and the greater the distance a wave travels across the ocean, the bigger it gets. As the prevailing winds in the UK are from the south west, an unobstructed south west facing beach will generate the best and most consistent waves.

Pembrokeshire has over 50 beaches with plenty of beginner friendly beach breaks, and with most of the coastline being a National Park it also has some of the most picturesque locations and cleanest waters in Britain.  Surfing with a view!

If you’re new to surfing, the best way to start is with a taster session or lessons. We have some great family surf schools starting children as young 6 on their surfing journey. Some will take children even younger if mum and dad have a go too!

The surf coaches in Pembrokeshire live and breathe surfing, on and off duty. So who better to teach you the finer points of catching your first wave? 

If you've got your board, have conquered standing up and want more of a challenge where do you go to practice? Check out our top 8 surfing beaches for all abilities.

Kitted out in your wet suit and armed with persistence and a sense of adventure, you’ll wonder why it’s taken you so long to surf in Pembrokeshire.

Don't put it off any longer, have that adventure and sign up to a surf school in Pembrokeshire. You won't regret it.

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