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Drive to the southern parts of Kkempsey (5hrs North of Sydney) and you will find a turn off for Crescent Head. Follow the road untill you reach the town 21kn away.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Even if it is smaller, try to catch them from right out on the point as most of the time they will follow through to the larger break towards the mouth of the creek and you will have right of way all the way in which is accepted at Crescent.
Don't bean idiot and go during school holidays. When I visited in the school term I had 300 metre 2ft clean right handers all to myself, and in the holidays there are about 40 grommetts attacking anything that breaks. If theres no surf at the point, don't go straight to Back Beach, check further down Killick Beach first with some binoculars and you will find something alot closer.
Crescent is losing its long perfect waves with the sand being dredged up from right on the point to 30 metres north in a storm earlier this year preventing any really long waves, but it is still, in my opinion, the best spot (for longboarders) on the mid north coast.
By Anonymous , 21-07-2008
Go to delicate Nobby - go to delicate nobby instead of the main beach it's about 10 min away and it's uncrowded,friendly and fun.
It's not very good but awesome fun and hollow.
By cheadsurfer , 31-08-2007
Worst Surf Ever - Crescent head is not even worthy of the name "pointbreak" I would call it a mushbreak - it only ever breaks when there is a ginormous North Easterly swell, and the locals always bash people. There are four or five aboriginal blokes constantly robbing the cars of out-of-towners while they surf. Fucking awful place - ive been four times and been in three fights and not once dropped in on anyone. Don't even consider it, especially if you are from overseas.
By macca , 09-02-2007
Creso best place to surf - seeing the hot chicks in their tight bikinis out in the surf
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