Gower surfing guide holiday cottages

Gower surfing guide

Laura Mackenzie 01 August 2022

Beautiful Gower is a haven for surfing with some of the best waves in Britain. The Gower Peninsula juts out into the Bristol Channel, making it a haven for surfers from all over the world.

Discover vast, expansive sands and tiny inlets along this magnificent stretch of coastline. The layout of Gower makes for an enjoyable variety of breaks, combining multiple wind options with decent swell.

It’s not just the surf that draws visitors to this gorgeous part of the world. Gower was the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its striking limestone coast and variety of natural habitats. Take a look at our full guide to things to do in Gower for even more holiday inspiration. 

Dive into this beautiful region and enjoy some surfing in Gower with a stay in one of our hand-picked Gower holiday cottages:

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FAQs about surfing in Gower


Yes, Gower has some of the best waves in Britain due to its coastal positioning.


Award-winning Llangennith has consistent waves for all surfing abilities throughout the year when the conditions are good.

Experienced surfers head for the Three Peaks at the north end for some thrilling surf while Rhossili at the southern end is more sheltered and suited to longboarders and beginners. Hillend is the main area for surfing as there is a car park near the beach.

Langland Bay

Langland Bay is another of Gower’s premier surf spots that offers a variety of waves depending on the tide. Expect fun, fast-breaking waves at high tide and longer breaking waves as the tide retreats.

Award-winning, family-friendly Langland Bay Beach has a great range of facilities, and explorers can also enjoy the refreshing coastal cliff-top walk around to Caswell Bay.


Rhossili to the southern end of Llangennith offers some nice, consistent surf. This popular spot also has space to accommodate large numbers in the water and is suitable for all surfing abilities.

Rhossili’s iconic Worms Head cliff face provides shelter from winds which makes this spot popular with longboarders and beginners.

Oxwich Bay is a popular spot for surfing in Gower and can produce some nice hollow surf in the right conditions.

Gower surf companies for surf lessons

Gower surf company for surf lessons

As one of the best surfing locations in the UK, there are lots of lovely surf schools to help you on your way.

Gower Surf Academy

Located on Caswell Bay, Gower Surf Academy offers surf lessons for all ages and skills ensuring you leave the water with a smile.

Build your confidence and have fun in a safe and friendly surf environment. Splash about with group surf lessons, have a family surf session, take the kids to Holiday Kidz Club, or take it all in on a one-to-one surf session. 

There are also surf parties for that special birthday, and they also provide memorable stag and hen surf sessions. 


  • Plenty of surf lesson options
  • Have a memorable birthday in the waves
  • Location: Caswell Beach, Gower | Tel: 07903 392282

Progress Surf School

Operating out of Caswell Bay and Llangennith, Progress Surf School offers surfing lessons for all abilities and ages from 7+.

The fully qualified and friendly team will help you learn to surf in the outstanding Gower or help build up your existing surf confidence and skills. 

You can also learn to paddleboard here for an experience to remember. For something a little different, why not try their surf and yoga days on Gower which includes a complementary and nutritious lunch box?

The surf shop here sells a range of surf-related stock including gift vouchers and branded clothing to remember your special day. 


  • Yoga days
  • Paddleboarding
  • Location: Llangennith and Caswell Bay, Gower | Tel: 07876 712106

Surf School W.S.F

Gower surf lesson

Based at Llangennith Beach, The Welsh Surfing Federation Surf School is owned by the national governing body for surfing in Wales.  

The friendly team offer surf lessons in Gower to suit all ages and levels. All the surf instructors are fully qualified beach lifeguards and surf coaches with a wealth of teaching experience.

This surf school has helped coach surfing champions, so you’ll know you’re in good company when looking for surf tuition in Gower. 


  • Fully qualified surf instructors
  • The original Llangennith Surf School, operating since 1981
  • Location: Llangennith Beach, Gower | Tel: 07702 568398

South Wales Surf Lessons

This family-run surf school is based at Llangennith Beach and has years of experience in offering quality surf lessons. 

South Wales Surf Lessons cater for those looking to try out surfing for the first time through to advanced surfers looking to sharpen their skills. 

There’s no limit on when you decide to try out your skills as Llangennith has waves throughout the year and can be surfed at all stages of the tide. 


  • Year-round surf
  • Friendly family team
  • Location: Llangennith Beach, Gower | Tel: 07866 007335

Gower Surfing School

Gower surfer

Operating all year round at Caswell Bay and Rhossili Bay in the summer, Gower Surfing School provides all the surfing equipment you will need. 

The surfing coaches at Gower Surfing School have a wide range of experience in coaching people from all walks of life from top-flight sports professionals to parents with little ones in tow.

From one-to-one surf courses to stag and hen do surfing, Gower Surfing School has the flexibility to cater for all your surf needs. 


  • Family surf sessions
  • Tailor-made activity weekends
  • Location: Caswell Bay, Gower | Tel: 07739 536122

Gower surf hire


Surfing Gower

Hire out surfboards, bodyboards or wetsuits by the hour, day, or week from Surfing Gower

Surfing Gower has a surfboard to suit most surfers and conditions. Take your pick from their soft boards which are ideal for beginners/novices, semi-soft boards for intermediates/improvers and hard boards for you to try before you buy! 


  • Hire out surfboards, bodyboards and wetsuits 
  • A great range of boards for all levels
  • Location: Caswell Bay, Gower | Tel: 07739 536122

Gower surf shops


PJ’s Surf Shop

Find out all about surfing, windsurfing, and bodyboarding around Llangennith from PJ’s Surf Shop at the end of the Gower Peninsula.

PJ’s is owned and run by a former Welsh, British and European surfing champion, so they’re well placed to provide you with all the surfing gear and advice you could ever need.


  • Sells surfboards, wetsuits, and surf clothing
  • Surfboard hire and repairs
  • Location: Llangennith, Gower | Tel: 01792 386669

Hot Dog Surf Shop

Located just a couple of miles from Gower’s best breaks, Hot Dog Surf Shop has an extensive selection of surf fashion, wetsuits, surfboards, bodyboards and surf accessories! 

Enjoy the relaxed seaside shopping experience with free parking and friendly, helpful staff who are always on hand to advise you on all your surfing and water sports needs. 


  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Relaxed shopping experience
  • Location: Kittle, Gower | Tel: 01792 234073

Be safe!


Have fun on the wild West Wales coast, but please stay safe and make sure you are prepared:

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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