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4 August 2016

Summer in the sea

There’s nothing better than a wet summer...

and by that of course, we mean a summer spent in the sea

The sound of the surf hitting the beach, the distant hum of laughter and enjoyment, the smell of the sea air, the panoramic views…this magical mix of sounds, smells and sights often produce memories that last a lifetime. 

With water surrounding us on three sides you’re never too far from the sea in Wales - so it’s hardly surprising that we have plenty of watery sporting fun in spades! Whether an absolute beginner, or a seasoned pro, the Welsh coastline caters for everyone.

If you want to see our coastline from a new perspective, the warmer weather during summer is a brilliant time to try coasteering – this Welsh invention allows you to experience our intriguing coastline at close-quarters.  Shore-scrambling, rock-hopping, cave-exploring and cliff jumping all create the ultimate aquatic adventure in our natural eco-adventure playground.   Although throwing yourself off the side of a cliff into open water can sound a bit scary - operators tailor coasteering to all levels so you can pick how daring you want to be and #FindYourEpic!  There is nothing quite like it – coasteering is definitely an exhilarating experience that you will never forget. 

If you would rather spend more time on the water rather than in it, you can hit the waves at one of our award winning beaches and go surfing.  It’s not the Gold Coast, Oahu or Miami but Wales is a fantastic place to surf. Our varied coastline provides beach breaks and powerful reef breaks, ideal for family holidays and weekends away with friends.  We have plenty of surf schools to help you out if you are struggling to stay up on the board or want to work on those cut-backs! 

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      "Did you know temperatures in Wales last month were hotter than Miami? Unbelievable, but true!"

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If you want to find the best breaks in Wales check out these top surfing spots chosen by champion pro surfer Gwen Spurlock.  If you don’t want to make the trip to the coast, Surf Snowdonia in North Wales can sort you out with a guaranteed perfect wave every three minutes - no hanging around waiting for the swell to be just right – how totally awesome is that!

With famous and fearsome tidal races as well as sheltered bays and estuaries, North Wales provides everything for those who enjoy getting wet - from gentle paddling to high octane sailing, surfing, kayaking and wakeboarding.  Pwllheli on the Llyn Peninsula features a world-class marina and training centre; Rhosneigr on Anglesey is the wind-surfing and kite-surfing capital of Wales and there is great sailing from Conwy, Harlech and Barmouth.

If you have salt water in your veins and water sports are your thing, the adventure starts in Wales...