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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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 Lake Cathie

Australia, NSW, Mid North Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 31° 33.053' S
Longitude: 152° 51.574' E

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on Ocean Drive u will come to a town called Lake Lathie about 15 mins south of Port Maquarie there are many beach breaks along this coastal town and are all easy access and less crowded than surounding areas there is a sick wave at middle rock this rock formation is at the south end of Lake Cathie and on the northside and southside of these rocks work well on many diferent tides and swells

English (Translate this text in English): on Ocean Drive u will come to a town called Lake Lathie about 15 mins south of Port Maquarie there are many beach breaks along this coastal town and are all easy access and less crowded than surounding areas there is a sick wave at middle rock this rock formation is at the south end of Lake Cathie and on the northside and southside of these rocks work well on many diferent tides and swells

English (Translate this text in English): on Ocean Drive u will come to a town called Lake Lathie about 15 mins south of Port Maquarie there are many beach breaks along this coastal town and are all easy access and less crowded than surounding areas there is a sick wave at middle rock this rock formation is at the south end of Lake Cathie and on the northside and southside of these rocks work well on many diferent tides and swells

English (Translate this text in English): on Ocean Drive u will come to a town called Lake Lathie about 15 mins south of Port Maquarie there are many beach breaks along this coastal town and are all easy access and less crowded than surounding areas there is a sick wave at middle rock this rock formation is at the south end of Lake Cathie and on the northside and southside of these rocks work well on many diferent tides and swells

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

there are great banks all along the beach here and at the south end of lake cathie has a point break called middle rock this is the most popular and consistant wave.. Nice clean wave out the back but usually a fun smaller shorey in close car can be parked very close to surf due to road near the beach .check Lake cathie out this place cracks it very under rated

English (Translate this text in English): there are great banks all along the beach here and at the south end of lake cathie has a point break called middle rock this is the most popular and consistant wave.. Nice clean wave out the back but usually a fun smaller shorey in close car can be parked very close to surf due to road near the beach .check Lake cathie out this place cracks it very under rated

English (Translate this text in English): there are great banks all along the beach here and at the south end of lake cathie has a point break called middle rock this is the most popular and consistant wave.. Nice clean wave out the back but usually a fun smaller shorey in close car can be parked very close to surf due to road near the beach .check Lake cathie out this place cracks it very under rated

English (Translate this text in English): there are great banks all along the beach here and at the south end of lake cathie has a point break called middle rock this is the most popular and consistant wave.. Nice clean wave out the back but usually a fun smaller shorey in close car can be parked very close to surf due to road near the beach .check Lake cathie out this place cracks it very under rated

Atmosphere

a mad town to surf in low crowd veriety of spots and even if its on shore u will get a wave CHECK IT OUT 4 SURE. this spot is very consistent and is a swell magnet , always a wave even if its onshore if the wind is westerly or no wind at all cathie will be craking and better than most surrounding areas and less crowded. hit this spot early any morning and your garenteed a good quality fun wave .

English (Translate this text in English): a mad town to surf in low crowd veriety of spots and even if its on shore u will get a wave CHECK IT OUT 4 SURE. this spot is very consistent and is a swell magnet , always a wave even if its onshore if the wind is westerly or no wind at all cathie will be craking and better than most surrounding areas and less crowded. hit this spot early any morning and your garenteed a good quality fun wave .

English (Translate this text in English): a mad town to surf in low crowd veriety of spots and even if its on shore u will get a wave CHECK IT OUT 4 SURE. this spot is very consistent and is a swell magnet , always a wave even if its onshore if the wind is westerly or no wind at all cathie will be craking and better than most surrounding areas and less crowded. hit this spot early any morning and your garenteed a good quality fun wave .

English (Translate this text in English): a mad town to surf in low crowd veriety of spots and even if its on shore u will get a wave CHECK IT OUT 4 SURE. this spot is very consistent and is a swell magnet , always a wave even if its onshore if the wind is westerly or no wind at all cathie will be craking and better than most surrounding areas and less crowded. hit this spot early any morning and your garenteed a good quality fun wave .

General

Fun waves, all surfers will enjoy this spot and there are not many drop ins there all nice guys all there are roads running all along the beach a lake cathie and finning a spot is simple just drive arond a bit and find the best break and bank

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, all surfers will enjoy this spot and there are not many drop ins there all nice guys all there are roads running all along the beach a lake cathie and finning a spot is simple just drive arond a bit and find the best break and bank

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, all surfers will enjoy this spot and there are not many drop ins there all nice guys all there are roads running all along the beach a lake cathie and finning a spot is simple just drive arond a bit and find the best break and bank

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, all surfers will enjoy this spot and there are not many drop ins there all nice guys all there are roads running all along the beach a lake cathie and finning a spot is simple just drive arond a bit and find the best break and bank

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By Anonymous , 16-06-2007

frothin grommie - yer pretty much lived in cathie about three years now cant wait to get out of hear, seriously i have not got a descent wave here for about a year now. When "60's" used to pump they were the days. yer my main message to get across is never move here your wasting your time.

By skinny_boy_mick@hotmail.com , 08-11-2006

Lake Cathie - ive lived in lack cathie all my life and ive surfed it all my lyf its so sick i love it

By the side off the road , 30-10-2006

good surf though - maybe the local council should change the spelling to lake cat-eye. its ment to be pronounced cathy, but due to uneducated hicks back in the day its known as cateye.

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