Ok so the surf to be found in Lyme Bay won’t have any surfers upping sticks and moving to be closer to this area, but if you’re there on the right day then not only can it be great fun but you’ll also have the waves to yourself. The waves in this area can best be described as wonderfully inconsistent, and if you do pick the right day to surf here you’ll be able to choose a beach that breaks right and left, as well as some reefs if you do a little searching.
Just to the north of Lyme Bay you’ll find another spot with occasional surf which is Ringstead Bay. Again, if you pick the right day the surf here can be fantastic, and it’s been known to offer a long right hander that breaks over a shallow reef and can hold up to eight foot.
If you can, head to Kimmeridge near Ringstead Bay as this area can be split into three different sections. The safest area is the bay but be careful not to drift too close to the rocks. You’ll find larger waves at Broad Bench and the Ledges, although the surf here isn’t cleaner.
The Ledges are found to the left, the bay in the centre and Broad Bench to the right at Kimmeridge. If you head to the Ledges or Broad Bench you must be able to roll as there’s a danger of being taken by the rips for those that can’t.