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The Best Watersports to Try in Rhosneigr

An insider's guide to riding the waves in Anglesey’s beautiful bay

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Featured April 04, 2023 Author, Sharon Watkins

Rhosneigr is particularly well-known for its extensive range of things to do and see, and is a very popular destination for watersports enthusiasts, thanks to its beautiful coastline and strong winds. The village is renowned for its excellent kitesurfing and windsurfing opportunities, with a variety of watersports schools and rental shops situated around the two beautiful, award-winning beaches, Traeth Crigyll and Traeth Llydan. We’ve rounded up the best water sports in Rhosneigr that you can try. 

Kitesurfing 

Rhosneigr is a popular destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts, and attracts kitesurfers throughout the year, thanks to its consistent wind and beautiful surroundings. Kitesurfing in Rhosneigr is suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced riders.  

Windsurfing

Rhosneigr is widely recognized as one of the top windsurfing locations in the UK, thanks to its consistently windy conditions and excellent facilities. The town’s bay is a particularly good spot for beginners to learn, as it provides a safe and sheltered environment for practising.

As a result, Rhosneigr has become a popular destination for those looking to learn windsurfing, with a range of tailored courses available to fit any level of rider available via one of the instructors in the area. 

Competition Wavesailing

Rhosneigr is one of the four locations in the UK for this competitive windsurfing event run by the British Wavesailing Association

2023 Race Week Dates: 12th – 14th of May 2023

Surfing

The beaches around Rhosneigr are great for surfing, with a range of breaks suitable for all levels of surfers. With consistent swells and various beach and reef breaks, Rhosneigr is a great place to catch some waves and improve your surfing skills.

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)

Rhosneigr’s calm waters are perfect for SUP, and several companies offer SUP lessons, tours and rentals. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced SUP enthusiast, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the local area by paddleboard and take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coastline.

Kayaking

Whether you are looking for a leisurely paddle around the bay or an adrenaline-fueled adventure on the open sea, kayaking in Rhosneigr is a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of this picturesque seaside town. Both of Rhosneigr’s beaches offer calm and sheltered waters that are ideal for kayaking, with plenty of space to paddle around and explore. 

Wing-foiling

This relatively new watersport in Rhosneigr that combines elements of windsurfing, kitesurfing, and foiling has become increasingly popular in recent years, as it requires relatively low wind speeds and can be done in a wide range of conditions on Rhosneigr beaches. If you’re looking to learn the art of wing-foiling, Rhosneigr is a great place to learn. 

Dinghy Sailing 

Rhosneigr is also a popular destination for dinghy racing enthusiasts. The town’s location on the western coast of Anglesey provides excellent sailing conditions, with the Irish Sea providing a challenging but rewarding environment for competitive dinghy racing.

Rhosneigr Boatowners Association (RBA) is a hub for dinghy racing in the area, with a range of events and competitions held throughout the year. The club welcomes sailors of all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned racers, and is known for its friendly and welcoming community.

Whether you are a seasoned competitor or a beginner looking to learn, there is something for everyone in this beautiful seaside town.

Dinghy Races

The Rhosneigr Boatowners Sailing Club oversees the sailing events in Rhosneigr on behalf of the RBA. The key event organized by the club takes place primarily during the summer months of July and August each year.

2023 Race Week Dates – 29th July – 5th August 2023

Frequently Asked Questions About Watersports in Rhosneigr

What kind of watersports are popular in Rhosneigr?

Rhosneigr offers a wide range of water sports activities that cater to all levels of experience, making it a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. You can try your hand at surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, dinghy racing and wing foiling. 

Are there any rental shops and tuition for watersports in Rhosneigr?

Local companies Funsport and Gecko offer tuition in Rhosneigr with lessons and coaching for all levels of surfers. Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn the basics of the many watersports offered in Rhosneigr or an experienced pro looking to improve your technique, there are plenty of opportunities to catch some waves and enjoy the thrill of surfing in Rhosneigr.

Those looking to hire equipment, whether that be for a paddleboard, bodyboard, kayak, surfboard or even a wetsuit to get you out swimming you can do so at one of the local rental shops.

Are the beaches good for watersports?

Yes, the two beaches in Rhosneigr, Traeth Crigyll and Traeth Llydan are broad, sandy beaches and are both winners of the Green Coast seaside award. They’re perfect for watersports.

The beaches are also great for a stroll with dramatic sand dunes and rocky outcrops. While there you might also like to have a walk along the boardwalk at Llyn Maelog and watch nature. 

If you need some refreshments and sustenance while you’re at the beach there’s a range of places to get food and drink in the village. 

Is it safe to swim in the sea in Rhosneigr?

Swimming in the sea in Rhosneigr is generally safe, particularly in the summer months when the water is warmer and the conditions are calmer. However, as with any open water swimming, it is important to be aware of the potential hazards and take appropriate precautions to stay safe. By following the local safety guidelines and staying vigilant while in the water, you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable swimming experience in this beautiful seaside town.

Which Water Sports Will You Choose When In Rhosneigr?

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced watersports enthusiast, Rhosneigr is a great place to enjoy a range of activities. Whichever watersport you choose to try in Rhosneigr just be sure to check weather conditions and any safety guidelines before hitting the water.

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