Crab Island

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Chris French at Crab Island 120908

In the early and late parts of the year, there's no place better to be than Crab Island;a deep low followed by N.W. winds is just what is required for this local spot. Other south facing reefs for which the Gower is renowned also favour these conditions. If there is a low tide and big swell, then you may be lucky enough to catch this right hand reef on the East side of Langland. Light winds on a north to north westerly are best but the crowd factor is often the primary concern. The take off is always in front of the exposed reef. If you can make it past the drop then navigate the inevitable crew then a lengthy wave with plenty of snaps off the top will be your reward.Again this wave is best left to those with at least a degree in avoiding drop ins and crucial take offs .

All Photos Copyright Phil Holden/Surf's Up Mag

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