Broad Haven
Rating 5 from 17 votes

Discription of surf spot: Broad Haven, Wales

Come here during a huge swell and a Southerly wind as most other places will be too big or too messy. A good longboard wave although it usually lacks the extra speed and power to fire up a short board there are a couple of very slight sandbars which produce peeling righthanders and faster breaking lefts. Waves are usually biggest from high tide going out but due to the direction of the offshore currents, any ground swell tends to die as the tide comes in.

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Type of Wave beach break 
Direction left and right 
Bottom sand/rock bottom 
Level Intermediate 
Crowds an empty line-up 
Hazards There is no significant tidal current, a slight rip right in the centre of the beach and at high tide on big swells an occasional rip at the North end alongside the rocks. 
Lenght short 
Places to stay  
Nearest big city Haverfordwest 
Nearest airport Cardiff 
Other stuff to see & do Check out the Galleon (yellowest pub in the world!) at the top of the slipway for excellent food and drink, satellite T.V. and a fire in winter. Watch out!? for the curry night on Thursdays. This is a good vantage point to sit with a pint and watch the sunset. The fishing village of Little Haven is a short walk over the hill or along the beach at low tide. The picturesque cove with its cluster of three pubs is a well known local venue for good food. The sea wall overlooking the bay is another top evening spot to relax with a drink. 
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