Five top kitesurf spots in Wales, UK We have wild breakers for experts, flat water for learners and more scenery than seems fair. No wonder Wales breeds kitesurfing champions. British Wave Masters Champion Marc Rowley describes his five favourite beaches. Porthcawl, Glamorgan Heritage Coast Group of kitesurfers at Porthcawl, Glamorgan Heritage Coast Porthcawl, home for me, and with one of the best UK pointbreaks for kitesurfing on my doorstep. There are other spots around here too: Rest Bay is a big sandy beach and the surrounding area covers quite a few directions of wind – you can go from north-westerly right around to easterly and there’s a beach here that will work. It’s really accessible too, so a real mix of kitesurfers from South Wales and Bristol. Llangennith, Gower Kitesurfing at Llangennith beach, Gower by Paula J James Gower is a little bit more remote, a little bit more rugged. But again, it covers all different wind directions. Llangennith is a beautiful beach and if the surf is small in Porthcawl I come here because it picks up all swell going. The only bad bit is it’s pretty crowded with kayakers, surfers, longboarders and kitesurfers. Mind you, it’s a long beach and it’s nice there aren’t any enforced rules. Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire Kitesurfing in Pembrokeshire by Ade-Wales There is something magical about Freshwater West; almost kind of scary sometimes because the surf can be so incredible; it’s certainly not for beginners. Every time I come I seem to have an amazing session even though it’s not the best beach for kitesurfing because we want cross-shore winds and over the headlands here they are super-gusty. But Fresh has a raw wild feel I don’t get at Newgale (a popular kitesurfing spot). That has roads, pubs and car parks. This feels like an adventure. Borth, Ceredigion Kitesurfing, Ceredigion Here, there are waves on one side of a spit of sand and flat water on the other in the estuary. And the way the hook of sand goes out in the estuary this can cover most wind directions; we can stay in the estuary on flat water if it’s offshore and stay safe. Though Borth doesn’t get much swell, it has great scenery with the Snowdonia mountains in the background. Rhosneigr, Anglesey Kitesurfing at Rhosneigr beach, Anglesey An epic spot – every time we come to Rhosneigr we have amazing conditions. It’s a good wave spot out the back but has flat water in certain parts of the beach, and again, all Snowdonia is there in front of you. Another plus is that there are a lot of other options within 15 minutes for different wind directions: all of Angelsey plus Llandudno and Black Rock Sands in Porthmadog are really good. Find more watersports operators in Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Danny Walter Top Rides Danny Walter, editor-in-chief of Mountain Biking UK magazine, picks some of the best rides in Wales. Toddler friendly beaches Children love beaches, so here are 10 that are both easy to enjoy, and easy to reach. Glorious coastal views Walkers, photographers, explorers and fossil hunters will love our wonderful coastal scenery. Blue Flag beaches Thanks to the Blue Flag scheme, our beaches have had quite a few red carpet moments. Blue Flag beaches Thanks to the Blue Flag scheme, our beaches have had quite a few red carpet moments. Going Downhill Fast Iestyn George discovers Wales has trails for riders of all ages and abilities.