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Hells Mouth

Exposed sandy beach backed by dunes and popular with surfers
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1st May 2004
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Hells Mouth is the most consistent and usually the best surf spot in North Wales. It faces SW and catches a good amount of swell and isn't too badly affected by winds other than really strong SW's.

As far as windsurfing goes, Hells Mouth again offers some outstanding conditions. It is sailable in any wind direction and offers good wave sailing on beach break waves or on the reef break to the right of the beach. Unlike the wind generated waves at Rhosneigr and Dinas, Hells Mouth picks up ground swells from the South Atlantic, consequently the waves are fast and powerfull. For side or cross off a SE-E wind is needed which is quire rare, and a NW wind which is more common will gove similar cross-off conditions but will be more gusty. If these winds conincie with a swell from the Atlantic, you'll be greeted with anywhere between waist to logo high sets peeling in off the sanbars. The waves will be clean, glassy and long. Perfect for down the line sailing! The shorebreak takes no prisioners, so you need to be pretty competent to get out through the whitewater on big days.

Hells Mouth has a small tidal range so tides aren't really a factor when planning a surf or windsurf session here.

Parking is available behind the dunes, but it can be a bit of a trek with windsurfing kit. The beach is recommended for all levels of surfer, but only for intermediate to expert windsurfers.
Sports Suitability
Surfing starstarstar
Surf Conditions at Hells Mouth can be Excellent
Buggying star
Buggying Conditions at Hells Mouth can be OK
Windsurfing starstarstar
Windsurfing Conditions at Hells Mouth can be Excellent
kitesurfing starstarstar
Kitesurfing Conditions at Hells Mouth can be Excellent
Wind Suitability
Windsurfing at Hells Mouth Kitesurfing at Hells Mouth
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE

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Author:Beachguide Comments » Hells Mouth
Posted By: charlech

Member#: 7396
Registered: 05-03-2008
Last Visit: 11-03-2008


The sailing is great in all kindsof conditions. Just as good for blasting as it is wave sailing.
The bay is huge in comparison to everything around it.
Makes for a dramatic backdrop.
Posted By: benjif

Member#: 7819
Registered: 04-08-2008
Last Visit: 18-08-2008

Windsurfing Hell's Mouth on a SW'ly

i would disagree with the star rating above for windsurfing HM, due to the fact that it is mostly a wave spot. Best condition are SE and NW, perfect clean side shore. still good will be S and W which will be x-on. but SW is an absolute no-no! it's dead onshore: with the pounding surf and the wind shadow in the white water, there's no chance of getting off the beach for most wavesailors. only kites stand a chance in that direction.
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