Plenty of local amenities including fast food, surf rental stores and occasional surf competitions organised by the Pedro Point Surf Club.
There are two real surf beaches in Porthcawl, the most popular being Rest Bay a beach break wave that when conditions are clean is a joy to surf.
Honolua Bay is known for its ability to hold giant swells and for the long rides that can be had if you are skilled enough, and the bluffs above the bay offer a perfect vantage point to watch the action
The Beach picks up any swell that is going and can handle any size, but as the size increases so do the ferocious rips and the paddle out becomes near impossible
The wave breaks over sand and the spot really comes into it’s own on big swells as it sits sheltered by Duxbury Point.
Scripps is a beach break wave that works either side of the pier and depending how the banks are and who you speak to, opinions are often split as to whether the north or south side is best
The most successful surfer in the world, Kelly Slater cut his teeth at Cocoa Beach, surfing the waves that are for the most part uninspiring and often quite sloppy
The biggest problem with Rockaway is the insane crowds that flock there as this is the closest surfing beach to New York City, but the cold winters thin out the non hackers!
Ardersier Bay sits to the east of Inverness and can be a popular beach with surfers and kite surfers, although it’s protected position means a big swell is needed for conditions to be at their best for wave riding
Surf at Deerfield Beach is generally wind driven and can be lacklustre but like every spot it can have its day, especially when hurricanes drive the swell inshore