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Foryd Bay

Large tidal bay perfect for intermediate windsurfers
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27th Apr 2004
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parking camping cafes toilets disabled
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 Foryd Bay
 by: justal
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 Foryd Bay
 by: justal
Photo of Foryd Bay beach -
 Foryd Bay
 by: justal

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Foryd Bay is a large bay off the southern side of the Menai Straits. A popular place for birdwatchers as it is home to many rare birds and a pleasant place to while away the days.

It is also an excellent venue for windsurfing in relative safety. In lighter winds it is the ideal spot for beginners with shallow flat water, easy access and a quiet, relaxed feel. In stronger winds it provides good choppy blasting conditions for more competent sailors in most wind directions.

It is only sailable two hours either side of high tide and as long as you stay within the bay the currents are fairly gentle. The less experienced should however stay away from the mouth of the bay where the currents can become very confused. It is possible to sail from here across the Menai Straits to Anglesey, but beware of the currents.

The best place to launch from is the picnic site on the eastern edge of the bay where there is plenty of free parking and a nice area of grass to rig on. You park a few yards from the waters edge allowing non-participating partners to site in the van/car and watch. A really nice spot for a mellow days windsurfing.
Sports Suitability
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Surf Conditions at Foryd Bay are Not Good
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Buggying Conditions at Foryd Bay are Not Good
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Windsurfing Conditions at Foryd Bay can be Good
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Kitesurfing Conditions at Foryd Bay can be Good
Wind Suitability
Windsurfing at Foryd Bay Kitesurfing at Foryd Bay
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE

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