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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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 Box Head - Umina

Australia, NSW, Central

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 33° 32.69' S
Longitude: 151° 20.633' E

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 Access

To get to The Box you have to go to the Central Coast on Umina Beach. The Box is situated on the left from Umina. The wave runs along side the Killcare Mountain.

English (Translate this text in English): To get to The Box you have to go to the Central Coast on Umina Beach. The Box is situated on the left from Umina. The wave runs along side the Killcare Mountain.

English (Translate this text in English): To get to The Box you have to go to the Central Coast on Umina Beach. The Box is situated on the left from Umina. The wave runs along side the Killcare Mountain.

English (Translate this text in English): To get to The Box you have to go to the Central Coast on Umina Beach. The Box is situated on the left from Umina. The wave runs along side the Killcare Mountain.

DistanceTake a car

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

The best way to get out to the Box is by parking your car at the Ettalong ramp and scabbing a boat ride out to the Box. I f you want to paddle its extremely hard when against the current. 1.8 KM paddle out. When surfing this break when its huge and firing, be careful not to get caught inside because the rip drags you in and your a gonna.

English (Translate this text in English): The best way to get out to the Box is by parking your car at the Ettalong ramp and scabbing a boat ride out to the Box. I f you want to paddle its extremely hard when against the current. 1.8 KM paddle out. When surfing this break when its huge and firing, be careful not to get caught inside because the rip drags you in and your a gonna.

English (Translate this text in English): The best way to get out to the Box is by parking your car at the Ettalong ramp and scabbing a boat ride out to the Box. I f you want to paddle its extremely hard when against the current. 1.8 KM paddle out. When surfing this break when its huge and firing, be careful not to get caught inside because the rip drags you in and your a gonna.

English (Translate this text in English): The best way to get out to the Box is by parking your car at the Ettalong ramp and scabbing a boat ride out to the Box. I f you want to paddle its extremely hard when against the current. 1.8 KM paddle out. When surfing this break when its huge and firing, be careful not to get caught inside because the rip drags you in and your a gonna.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere is unbelievable. Sometimes the jetskiers stuff the wave up but when they go its epic, no one out there next to a National Park with Boats going past.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is unbelievable. Sometimes the jetskiers stuff the wave up but when they go its epic, no one out there next to a National Park with Boats going past.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is unbelievable. Sometimes the jetskiers stuff the wave up but when they go its epic, no one out there next to a National Park with Boats going past.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is unbelievable. Sometimes the jetskiers stuff the wave up but when they go its epic, no one out there next to a National Park with Boats going past.

General

The locals go out sometimes but now there too lazy to get off there bums so they wait till its firing right through with 1km rides.

English (Translate this text in English): The locals go out sometimes but now there too lazy to get off there bums so they wait till its firing right through with 1km rides.

English (Translate this text in English): The locals go out sometimes but now there too lazy to get off there bums so they wait till its firing right through with 1km rides.

English (Translate this text in English): The locals go out sometimes but now there too lazy to get off there bums so they wait till its firing right through with 1km rides.

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By Anonymous , 23-09-2010

RESPECT - Anyone is welcome to surf here, but disrespect the UMINA boys and you will not get another wave to yourself out here.

By paul byrne , 16-05-2010

get over it - for frick sake get over who owns any thing ,,,no one owns any beach or break its there for all to share,get out there have some fun and give others the respect that you wpuld like,,, ive not surfed the box as yet but plan to do so very soon,,,,cheers
earny

By Willow , 31-12-2009

willow - when will you get the message that no one owns a surf spot(except in fiji) DICKHEADS!!!THE BOX IS A GREAT SURF SPOT. THE PADDLE OUT IS NOT TOO BAD IF YOU GO OUT WITH THE BRISBANE WATER DRIFT. BUT COMING IS SOMETHING ELSE.DONT WAIT TILL YOURE SURFED OUT TO GET BACK IN .. OR YOU WONT!!!. PADDLE ALL THE WAY.STAND UP AND TRY TO WALK AND YOU MIGHTB JUST STEP ON A STINGRAY. A SET AT THE BOX HAS SO MANT WAVES IN IT IT REMINDS ME OF INDO.IT SEEMS LIKE A SOFT WAVES BUT IT WILL SLAM THE SHIT OUT OF YOU IF YOU DONT RESPECT IT. IF YOU GET HURT OUT THERE YOU ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE.YSE THERE ARE SHARKS BUT ARNT THEY EVERYWHERE .PROBLEM IS YOU ARE SUCH A LONG WAY FROM SHORE. IF YOU GO INTO GOOGLE EARTH AND MEASURE THE DISTANCE FROM SHORE IT S ABOUT 1.5 KMS.ITS A GREAT WAVE WHEN YOU GET ONE BUT THE PADDLE BACK OUT IS A PUNISH, BECAUSE YOU ARE PADDLING AGAINST THE CURRENT, UNLESS YOU GO WAY OUT INTO THE DEEP WATER.....AND ITS REALLY SHARKY OUT THERE. HAVE HEARD OF LOTS OF SIGHTINGS OUT THERE BUT NEVER SEEN ONE MYSELF. BUT I AM SURE THAT THEY ARE THERE. BUT THEN THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE.YOU JUST DONT SEE THEM. IF THEY LET YOU SEE THEM THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED.THERE ARE LOTS MORE SHARKS AT CACTUS(WE SAW A GREAT WHITE EVERY DAY WHEN WE WERE THERE)SO ENJOY THE BOX IF YOU ARE FIT ENOUGH AND BRAVE ENOUGH TO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT.

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