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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Porlock Weir Somerset

UK, Devon North

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Right in front of carpark at Porlock Weir.

English (Translate this text in English): Right in front of carpark at Porlock Weir.

English (Translate this text in English): Right in front of carpark at Porlock Weir.

English (Translate this text in English): Right in front of carpark at Porlock Weir.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomBoulders

PowerFast

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Pollution

 Additional Information

When the wind is from the S/SW blowing sheep off Exmoor and the swell is 8'+ you might just get a wave. Don't bank on it though!

English (Translate this text in English): When the wind is from the S/SW blowing sheep off Exmoor and the swell is 8'+ you might just get a wave. Don't bank on it though!

English (Translate this text in English): When the wind is from the S/SW blowing sheep off Exmoor and the swell is 8'+ you might just get a wave. Don't bank on it though!

English (Translate this text in English): When the wind is from the S/SW blowing sheep off Exmoor and the swell is 8'+ you might just get a wave. Don't bank on it though!

Atmosphere

Can be crowded when its working because there are very few other spots that work when this wave starts to wind off. Nice little wave though in the depths of Winter when you don't want too many duck dives.

English (Translate this text in English): Can be crowded when its working because there are very few other spots that work when this wave starts to wind off. Nice little wave though in the depths of Winter when you don't want too many duck dives.

English (Translate this text in English): Can be crowded when its working because there are very few other spots that work when this wave starts to wind off. Nice little wave though in the depths of Winter when you don't want too many duck dives.

English (Translate this text in English): Can be crowded when its working because there are very few other spots that work when this wave starts to wind off. Nice little wave though in the depths of Winter when you don't want too many duck dives.

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By Ghost of the Severn , 06-12-2009

Locals - I'm local to nowhere, but in the winter I find myself seeking out waves that are non existent in the summer. It's because I want to surf I want to see what this country can offer us. So I try different spots, I keep myself well away from the people already in esp. if they know what they're doing. I make sure as much as is humanly possible I don't even so much as look for a wave the guys are paddling for until either (a) my wave count is 5 times less than theirs or (b) it's swung out wide and no one but me is anywhere near it.
I always say hi, I praise the wave, and guess what?
I get no problems.

By Anonymous , 03-09-2009

Jazzer - Hey boys cool yer jets.

I have surfed Porlock since the mid eighties and things move on and places get crowded. As for localism it's all a load of old bollocks. Are you telling me the locals don't go to other peoples local breaks. You have all been reading to many surf mags. You boys don't own it nor were you the first to surf it, nor was I.

By Anonymous , 25-01-2008

we got lucky - I'm from Holland and juli 2007 we stayed in a cottage at porlock, we heard that this spot diddn't work a lot, so every day we drove to woolacombe and putts had some good session over therte until it got blown out, so we decided to go check Lynmouth but the crowd over there was to big and than we drove back to porlock to see if something was going on, and yes there actually was a nice 6 ft wave breaking with only 2 guys in the water ( some friendly dudes from minehead) had a good session over there

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