About Harlyn

The northerly facing aspect here means that it needs a decent swell to wrap in, but it has the advantage of being offshore in a southwesterly when many spots are being wind lashed. This makes it a popular spot when winter storms roll through. Mid tide is best as the lack of defined banks means low tends to close out. Can get crowded. Parking overlooking the beach.

Source: Harlyn Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate

Beg Int Adv

With so much energy pulsing through the bigger swells it's not really an ideal spot for beginners, beware of rips.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty chilled.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Will often be one of few spots working so expect crowds.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Not a classic spot, but a sheltered haven for short, punchy waves when everywhere else is blown out. Throw a bellyboard or handplane in the car for some whomping.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Can be lots of water moving so beware of currents and rips.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Waves can be powerful and punchy.

Access

Beachfront parking.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard, bodysurfing

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

A haven in winter storms December - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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