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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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 Redhead

Australia, NSW, Newcastle

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 1.176' S
Longitude: 151° 42.952' E

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 Access

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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

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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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