About Llandudno

A beautiful, sheltered little bay with white sand, costly real estate, freezing water, and A-frame barrels. Llandudno is generally a small-wave spot, but it gets hollow. The Gat, in the far corner, throws some vicious barrels, but it maxes out quite quickly.

Source: Llandudno Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Tricky wave to surf: wedges, barrels, shallow water.

Local Vibe

Intimidating

Welcoming Intimidating

It can get pretty tense at Llandudno, with a bit of shouting.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Llandudno gets super crowded.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Top-class beachbreak barrels.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Breaks close to the beach, and the rides are relatively short, so paddling is minimized.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clear as gin.

Additional Information

Hazards

It’s a pretty user-friendly wave, but it gets crowded and cold.

Access

Parking is always a problem, but easy beach access.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

A massive winter scouring leaves rocks on the shoreline. Otherwise, it’s pure, white sand.

Best Season

LLands is a summer spot: small swells, prevailing southeasterlies.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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