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Lynmouth break guidePhoto by: Chris Brown (Exmoorsparky)

Lynmouth Surf Guide

Lynmouth in North Devon is a sheltered point/rivermouth break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rocks and rips.

Lynmouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lynmouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lynmouth occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Lynmouth (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lynmouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in December while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Lynmouth surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Lynmouth is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lynmouth is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 45 km (28 miles) away.

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Lynmouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 9 December 2021, 06:21 Local Time
Thursday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 8 13 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Lynmouth

Surf stats for Lynmouth, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lynmouth

Wind stats for Lynmouth, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Lynmouth Reviews:

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regan from Singapore
“In mid winter in 2002 as I came around the coastal road in Devon I saw the best formed surf I have seen anywhere. Better than Hawaii, OZ, NZ, Fiji and Bali. 6ft barrels peeling one after the other +100m down the point with only two guys out. The only problem was the water was chocolate brown and there was snow on the beach plus I didn't have a board.”

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