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Though it is flanked by industry, with docks and a steel works, Aberavon is arguably the most popular kite beach in South Wales. It features a huge, sandy beach backed by sand dunes.

Wind Directions

Aberavon will work on anything from SSE around to NW, though cross-shore winds can be gusty. Works best in a SW.

Tide States

We're not sure about the tide states at Aberavon, if anyone could help us out we'd be grateful.

Riding Types

Aberavon picks up its fair share of swell. The western end has some flatter sections. Expect a mixed bag.

Local Information

Kite surfers must stick to the allocated kite zone. This is in front of the sand dunes. Strictly no riding in front of the promenade.

Facilities

  • Car parking overlooking the beach
  • Cafe and chip shop on the promenade

Hazards

  • The public.
  • Aberavon is a popular dog walking spot.
  • Fishermen.
  • The bucket and spade brigade in the summer months
  • The water quality can be a be iffy / silty

Getting There & Parking

Parking is just off Scarlet Avenue. Follow signs to the beach.

Weather Forecast & Live Readings

I'm hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here's a link to 7 day wind forecast for Aberavon.

And if you're wondering if it's on right now, there's live readings over at: southwaleskitesurfing.co.uk.