About Lynmouth

Lynmouth is considered by many to be one of the UK's finest pointbreaks. Due to its sheltered, northerly perspective, it takes a large westerly or huge southwesterly swell to shake this sleeping point awake. When these conditions combine with light southerly/southeasterly winds, long lefts wind down the boulder point, generating walls that can reel for over 300m. Due to its reputation and as one of the few sheltered spots on this coastline, when it goes off the crowds will be on it - many travelling long distances. When Lynmouth is big, a well-timed paddle-out is essential.

Source: Lynmouth Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Crowds, rips and rocks make this a spot for experienced surfers only.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive, a bit feisty.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Will be packed - surfers from around the southwest and beyond.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Long, long, walling lefts that can get speedy and hollow. A classic.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Arm-draining rips sort the wheat from the chaff.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

OK except after heavy rain.

Additional Information


Rocks, rippy, size, access and exit.


A well-timed jump off the boulders. There is parking on the Esplanade to the west of the harbour.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, longboard



Best Season

December - February as needs a big swell.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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