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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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 Frenchmans Beach

Australia, NSW, Newcastle

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 6.087' S
Longitude: 151° 39.262' E

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 Access

Turn off the Pacific Hwy at Swansea round-about and head up to Caves Beach along Bowman St. Turn left and head towards Swansea Heads via Northcote Ave. Travel about 1-2km and turn right at Francis St. Travel about 50-100m there will be an open space/park where there will be a walking track to Frenchmans Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Turn off the Pacific Hwy at Swansea round-about and head up to Caves Beach along Bowman St. Turn left and head towards Swansea Heads via Northcote Ave. Travel about 1-2km and turn right at Francis St. Travel about 50-100m there will be an open space/park where there will be a walking track to Frenchmans Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Turn off the Pacific Hwy at Swansea round-about and head up to Caves Beach along Bowman St. Turn left and head towards Swansea Heads via Northcote Ave. Travel about 1-2km and turn right at Francis St. Travel about 50-100m there will be an open space/park where there will be a walking track to Frenchmans Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Turn off the Pacific Hwy at Swansea round-about and head up to Caves Beach along Bowman St. Turn left and head towards Swansea Heads via Northcote Ave. Travel about 1-2km and turn right at Francis St. Travel about 50-100m there will be an open space/park where there will be a walking track to Frenchmans Beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Frenchies

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

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 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Park the car next to the open space/park (can get crowed when good or when Frenchmans Boardriders is on). There is an another track to the beach about 50-100m up the road from the open space/park.

The beachbreak over the last 9-10 month has been experience bad banks or none at all but it seems on the inprove.

200m to the north is Crabbs Creek right and left. Behind Frenchmans rock there is Frenchmans reef but many longboards during weekends. Along the beach about 1km is Hams Beach and the Caves Beach where the Surf Life Savers are based.

English (Translate this text in English): Park the car next to the open space/park (can get crowed when good or when Frenchmans Boardriders is on). There is an another track to the beach about 50-100m up the road from the open space/park.

The beachbreak over the last 9-10 month has been experience bad banks or none at all but it seems on the inprove.

200m to the north is Crabbs Creek right and left. Behind Frenchmans rock there is Frenchmans reef but many longboards during weekends. Along the beach about 1km is Hams Beach and the Caves Beach where the Surf Life Savers are based.

English (Translate this text in English): Park the car next to the open space/park (can get crowed when good or when Frenchmans Boardriders is on). There is an another track to the beach about 50-100m up the road from the open space/park.

The beachbreak over the last 9-10 month has been experience bad banks or none at all but it seems on the inprove.

200m to the north is Crabbs Creek right and left. Behind Frenchmans rock there is Frenchmans reef but many longboards during weekends. Along the beach about 1km is Hams Beach and the Caves Beach where the Surf Life Savers are based.

English (Translate this text in English): Park the car next to the open space/park (can get crowed when good or when Frenchmans Boardriders is on). There is an another track to the beach about 50-100m up the road from the open space/park.

The beachbreak over the last 9-10 month has been experience bad banks or none at all but it seems on the inprove.

200m to the north is Crabbs Creek right and left. Behind Frenchmans rock there is Frenchmans reef but many longboards during weekends. Along the beach about 1km is Hams Beach and the Caves Beach where the Surf Life Savers are based.

Atmosphere

Nothing exciting or special about the beach break.

English (Translate this text in English): Nothing exciting or special about the beach break.

English (Translate this text in English): Nothing exciting or special about the beach break.

English (Translate this text in English): Nothing exciting or special about the beach break.

General

It is a good spot for all surfers becauses there are fun waves for the grommets and more experienced surfers, Frenchmans Reef Break is located next to the beachbreak which is a longboarders wave and there are plenty of sand banks for the novices who have just started.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a good spot for all surfers becauses there are fun waves for the grommets and more experienced surfers, Frenchmans Reef Break is located next to the beachbreak which is a longboarders wave and there are plenty of sand banks for the novices who have just started.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a good spot for all surfers becauses there are fun waves for the grommets and more experienced surfers, Frenchmans Reef Break is located next to the beachbreak which is a longboarders wave and there are plenty of sand banks for the novices who have just started.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a good spot for all surfers becauses there are fun waves for the grommets and more experienced surfers, Frenchmans Reef Break is located next to the beachbreak which is a longboarders wave and there are plenty of sand banks for the novices who have just started.

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