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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 51° 13.907' N
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From the North (East): Follow A39 from Minehead, from the South (West): Follow A39 from Barnstable or A396 from Tiverton.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerFast, Ordinary, Powerless
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
OK - Lets sort this out! Lynmouth is NOT a secret spot! How can anywhere that is nearly ALWAYS crowded (irrespective of the day of the week) be regarded as such?
Despite the length of ride it's not, by any stretch of the imagination, a classic.
The break can be divided into three main spots:
1) The point (left hand side) 2) Blacklands (right of the river mouth) 3) A N Other spot (sorry - I'm not about to divulge info on this one). The point as they called it is actulalryl called carparks, and this was a secret spot once, be respectfull and we will respect you!
As alluded to above, crowds are a real problem here. That's not to say that the atmosphere is tense and unfriendly (although it can be on occaisions), but that more of a competitive atmosphere prevails.
Mixed feelings on this one - sometimes a fantastic place to surf, other times it simply doesn't do it. To get it classic, too many factors need to come together (ie tides, swell height / direction, winds etc). Unfortunately, this doesn't happen very often, and when it does, it usually doesn't last the day!
By Anonymous , 30-03-2008
Dont bother - This place is overated junk! The rips are so strong and access so difficult theres no fun in surfing heer. That with he zoo like crowd factor has put me off completey. My advise dont bother.
By Anonymous , 02-01-2008
Great - Surfed over christmas and was good christmas eve. really fun. went back 3 more days but wasnt working. guess you have to catch it when its on...
By Anonymous , 01-07-2007
not worth it - surfed here today in 2-3ft bit lumpy, windy and sectiony, 50 people in the water could barely move or catch a wave without being dropped in on. whouldnt bother on a cleaner day itll be busier than a meat market
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