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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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 Front Emerald

Australia, NSW, Banana Coast

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Turn of the Pacific Highway about 17km North of Coffs Harbour into Emerald Beach. Just keep heading straight, can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Turn of the Pacific Highway about 17km North of Coffs Harbour into Emerald Beach. Just keep heading straight, can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Turn of the Pacific Highway about 17km North of Coffs Harbour into Emerald Beach. Just keep heading straight, can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Turn of the Pacific Highway about 17km North of Coffs Harbour into Emerald Beach. Just keep heading straight, can't miss it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Emerald

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Very little protection so you are looking for an offshore or at least a southerly wind. Can get gnarly when ig gets big and it can break hard but generally rather mild.

English (Translate this text in English): Very little protection so you are looking for an offshore or at least a southerly wind. Can get gnarly when ig gets big and it can break hard but generally rather mild.

English (Translate this text in English): Very little protection so you are looking for an offshore or at least a southerly wind. Can get gnarly when ig gets big and it can break hard but generally rather mild.

English (Translate this text in English): Very little protection so you are looking for an offshore or at least a southerly wind. Can get gnarly when ig gets big and it can break hard but generally rather mild.

Atmosphere

Great early morning with SW or W wind and 6 - 8 ft swell

English (Translate this text in English): Great early morning with SW or W wind and 6 - 8 ft swell

English (Translate this text in English): Great early morning with SW or W wind and 6 - 8 ft swell

English (Translate this text in English): Great early morning with SW or W wind and 6 - 8 ft swell

General

Rather nice if your i the area and conditions are right

English (Translate this text in English): Rather nice if your i the area and conditions are right

English (Translate this text in English): Rather nice if your i the area and conditions are right

English (Translate this text in English): Rather nice if your i the area and conditions are right

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By sandy crew , 16-04-2007

eamerald - hey sandy main better ,emerald sucks sandy represent 2456

By Local , 28-03-2006

Scoring definently - You will definently score here u dik head this is sometimes good specially in the corner surfing the rip and next beach across gets some heavy barrels in huge swell yeaha pumpin

By eb local , 08-11-2005

dont bother - the waves are shit,try coffs !

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