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West Shore, Llandudno Windsurfing Guide

General info

Beach faces
W
Best wind
SW
Tidal range
large

Windsurfing ratings

Freestyle
Speed
Beginner

Slow shelving beach that produces a massive variety of conditions depending on the state of the tide. Any wind directions with a bit of West in them are good, and often get accelerated by the Snowdon mountains. There are a lot of kiters who go out here, but they are prob the most friendly and windsurf aware of the lot and there is a good atmosphere on the water.

Features

This beach is the secret of North Wales, it provided the most perfect freestyle and speed strip in WSW as the tide goes out the sand bar shelters some mirror flat water. At full tide there are some really good stunt ramps followed by a dead flat area behind the groynes. Low tide does go out a really really long way, however as it pushes in you can actually get some very good waves there. This happens when it has been blowing N or NW for a few days. If you sail at the bottom right of the bay you will get side, side off winds.

Considerations

At high tide and mid tide there are relatively few hazards and in most wind directions it is mostly onshore, mid tide you can stand up anyway. If it is NW and low tide you can be a long way out and have to watch out for the storm overflow pipe. Don't sail high tide towards the right of the bay, there are loads of massive rocks.

Directions to West Shore, Llandudno

A55 to Llandudno, go past first LLandudno turn off, and instead turn off for Deganwy. Drive through Deganwy following signs to West Shore. Park near the grassy area.