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Latitude: 33° 1.176' S
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The main beach at Readhead (which includes little beach and big beach) can be easily accessed from the pacific highway by following the signs. Access to the beach breaks further down the long stretch of beach can be via another car park to the south of readhead or via a 4WD
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Readhead picks up the most swell in the area and is really clean in the NE seabrease. Big beach and little beach can get really crowded, but you can always get a peak to yourself down the beach if you walk or have a 4WD
Locals rule redhead, even being a local you gotta ease your way into being a surf local. Redhead is bloody tribal, watch out if your a town kid.
By Anonymous , 18-06-2008
lidin - im a sponsered booger n i went out redhead for 5 hours n only caught a foamie in
very tough locals
By Anonymous , 29-04-2008
Redhead shits over other beaches - all u who rip of redhead are idiots. it gets tha most swell and in summer is the best when theres a NE wind.
it mie b crowded but only cause its good.
Thats why kirra snapper and burleigh are crowded cause the good.
Dudley isn't cause its not as good
By Anonymous , 17-03-2007
legendary - this is the best beach i have ever seen but the locals rule it so dont bother comingscott
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