Water Sports

Surfers’ paradise

Some say you haven’t surfed until you’ve been surfing in Gower – its endless stretches of golden sands and challenging tides are a surfer’s paradise. Experienced surfers who’ve spent 20 years surfing here and abroad, say there is nowhere more dramatic than glorious Gower!

For beginners, there’s Gower Surfing School at Caswell Bay which is licenced by The City and County of Swansea. The Welsh Surfing Federation Surf School is based at Llangennith and also caters for first timers. Just sitting on Llangennith beach watching swarms of surfers of all levels and abilities riding the waves is a spectacular sight to behold.

Messing about on the water

Sailing: Bobbing about on the water or crashing through the waves, sailing is a fun way to explore the Gower, and offers a very different perspective of the amazing Gower coastline. The Swansea Sailing Club can help you learn to sail and is very affordable. The club owns a 22’ Hunter Sonata yacht which is berthed in Swansea Marina.

Kayaking and canoeing: Blue Ocean Adventure is a local company whose outdoor activities include kayaking, canyoning and white water rafting. They accommodate individuals and small groups. The Welsh Canoeing Association is best placed to provide information on where to learn, the best rivers, lakes and beaches according to your tastes and abilities.

Kite Surfing: Gower Kite Riders (GKR) offer personal instruction for beginners and tuition for those who want to improve their skills and need additional coaching.

360 Beach and Watersports Centre in Swansea offers a multitude of activities including beach volleyball, power kiting, paddle boarding and kite surfing, for kids and adults.