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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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 Boulder Beach

Australia, NSW, North

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Latitude: 28° 48.66' S
Longitude: 153° 36.395' E

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 Access

Around 1 minute drive south of Lennox Point lookout. 1km on the left, of 15 minutes from Ballina. Be careful, it is easy to miss the turn off, as you can't see the break from the road only a small dirt carpark.
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Take the highway to ballina from Byron Bay and turn into the car park into between Lennox Head and flat rock. You could quite easily miss it so watch out
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Driving from Balling toward Lennox head on the coastal road take a right on a dirt track. You can see the beach from the road at this point. If you get to Lennox you have gone too far.

English (Translate this text in English): Around 1 minute drive south of Lennox Point lookout. 1km on the left, of 15 minutes from Ballina. Be careful, it is easy to miss the turn off, as you can't see the break from the road only a small dirt carpark.<br />+<br />Take the highway to ballina from Byron Bay and turn into the car park into between Lennox Head and flat rock. You could quite easily miss it so watch out<br />+<br />Driving from Balling toward Lennox head on the coastal road take a right on a dirt track. You can see the beach from the road at this point. If you get to Lennox you have gone too far.

English (Translate this text in English): Around 1 minute drive south of Lennox Point lookout. 1km on the left, of 15 minutes from Ballina. Be careful, it is easy to miss the turn off, as you can't see the break from the road only a small dirt carpark.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Take the highway to ballina from Byron Bay and turn into the car park into between Lennox Head and flat rock. You could quite easily miss it so watch out&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Driving from Balling toward Lennox head on the coastal road take a right on a dirt track. You can see the beach from the road at this point. If you get to Lennox you have gone too far.

English (Translate this text in English): Around 1 minute drive south of Lennox Point lookout. 1km on the left, of 15 minutes from Ballina. Be careful, it is easy to miss the turn off, as you can't see the break from the road only a small dirt carpark.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Take the highway to ballina from Byron Bay and turn into the car park into between Lennox Head and flat rock. You could quite easily miss it so watch out&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Driving from Balling toward Lennox head on the coastal road take a right on a dirt track. You can see the beach from the road at this point. If you get to Lennox you have gone too far.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Boulders

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

Once you park your car on the dirt road. Take a look on the headland. To get out don't go down the cliff. Go round to the right around it and paddle out through the gutter.

This is a mad spot because when it's happening everyone always heads to Lennox or North Fall and tend to forget boulders. It also tends to be uncrowded because you have to rock off and many people just don't bother. This also results in no kooks so you're free to rip in peace. A rising tide is the best to go because it can ocasionally be to full on the high tide. Its a long wave,enough to rip the face apart so have fun and try keep it quiet.

English (Translate this text in English): Once you park your car on the dirt road. Take a look on the headland. To get out don't go down the cliff. Go round to the right around it and paddle out through the gutter.<br /><br />This is a mad spot because when it's happening everyone always heads to Lennox or North Fall and tend to forget boulders. It also tends to be uncrowded because you have to rock off and many people just don't bother. This also results in no kooks so you're free to rip in peace. A rising tide is the best to go because it can ocasionally be to full on the high tide. Its a long wave,enough to rip the face apart so have fun and try keep it quiet.

English (Translate this text in English): Once you park your car on the dirt road. Take a look on the headland. To get out don't go down the cliff. Go round to the right around it and paddle out through the gutter.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;This is a mad spot because when it's happening everyone always heads to Lennox or North Fall and tend to forget boulders. It also tends to be uncrowded because you have to rock off and many people just don't bother. This also results in no kooks so you're free to rip in peace. A rising tide is the best to go because it can ocasionally be to full on the high tide. Its a long wave,enough to rip the face apart so have fun and try keep it quiet.

English (Translate this text in English): Once you park your car on the dirt road. Take a look on the headland. To get out don't go down the cliff. Go round to the right around it and paddle out through the gutter.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This is a mad spot because when it's happening everyone always heads to Lennox or North Fall and tend to forget boulders. It also tends to be uncrowded because you have to rock off and many people just don't bother. This also results in no kooks so you're free to rip in peace. A rising tide is the best to go because it can ocasionally be to full on the high tide. Its a long wave,enough to rip the face apart so have fun and try keep it quiet.

Atmosphere

When the swell is around 3-6 ft in the area, this place goes off. A long right hander with some pretty good hollow sections. It is one of the most makeable barrels in NSW. You gotta go there, it's awesome.

When the swell is 1.5-3 meters and the swell is lined up, then head to Boulder. If lennox looks packed, chances are boulder is less crowded. The wave itself is very rippable. Good spot in southerly winds as it is protected by the headland.
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Between spot, it's been described by many as the cathedral of surf beaks (yeh it's true i did make that up) with cliffs on both sides of the break that provide great viewing spots. It's often the case that you're sitting out there by yourself in the morning in a perfect six foot day sharing the waves with dolphins.

English (Translate this text in English): When the swell is around 3-6 ft in the area, this place goes off. A long right hander with some pretty good hollow sections. It is one of the most makeable barrels in NSW. You gotta go there, it's awesome.<br /><br />When the swell is 1.5-3 meters and the swell is lined up, then head to Boulder. If lennox looks packed, chances are boulder is less crowded. The wave itself is very rippable. Good spot in southerly winds as it is protected by the headland.<br />+<br />Between spot, it's been described by many as the cathedral of surf beaks (yeh it's true i did make that up) with cliffs on both sides of the break that provide great viewing spots. It's often the case that you're sitting out there by yourself in the morning in a perfect six foot day sharing the waves with dolphins.

English (Translate this text in English): When the swell is around 3-6 ft in the area, this place goes off. A long right hander with some pretty good hollow sections. It is one of the most makeable barrels in NSW. You gotta go there, it's awesome.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;When the swell is 1.5-3 meters and the swell is lined up, then head to Boulder. If lennox looks packed, chances are boulder is less crowded. The wave itself is very rippable. Good spot in southerly winds as it is protected by the headland.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Between spot, it's been described by many as the cathedral of surf beaks (yeh it's true i did make that up) with cliffs on both sides of the break that provide great viewing spots. It's often the case that you're sitting out there by yourself in the morning in a perfect six foot day sharing the waves with dolphins.

English (Translate this text in English): When the swell is around 3-6 ft in the area, this place goes off. A long right hander with some pretty good hollow sections. It is one of the most makeable barrels in NSW. You gotta go there, it's awesome.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When the swell is 1.5-3 meters and the swell is lined up, then head to Boulder. If lennox looks packed, chances are boulder is less crowded. The wave itself is very rippable. Good spot in southerly winds as it is protected by the headland.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Between spot, it's been described by many as the cathedral of surf beaks (yeh it's true i did make that up) with cliffs on both sides of the break that provide great viewing spots. It's often the case that you're sitting out there by yourself in the morning in a perfect six foot day sharing the waves with dolphins.

General

On it's day it is a world class break wich will be unforgettable.

Sick spot. If you're looking to escape the crowds of Byron and Lennox give Boulders a go, because you'll come out of the water feeling all the better of it.

Comparable to Upper Trestles in CA on a very fun day with 1/10th of the crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): On it's day it is a world class break wich will be unforgettable.<br /><br />Sick spot. If you're looking to escape the crowds of Byron and Lennox give Boulders a go, because you'll come out of the water feeling all the better of it.<br /><br />Comparable to Upper Trestles in CA on a very fun day with 1/10th of the crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): On it's day it is a world class break wich will be unforgettable.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Sick spot. If you're looking to escape the crowds of Byron and Lennox give Boulders a go, because you'll come out of the water feeling all the better of it.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Comparable to Upper Trestles in CA on a very fun day with 1&#47;10th of the crowd.

English (Translate this text in English): On it's day it is a world class break wich will be unforgettable.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Sick spot. If you're looking to escape the crowds of Byron and Lennox give Boulders a go, because you'll come out of the water feeling all the better of it.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Comparable to Upper Trestles in CA on a very fun day with 1&amp;#47;10th of the crowd.

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By ex-Boulders local , 21-12-2006

21st Century blues - Your description forgot to add the year... like about 1986 or something because it used to be like that but it's not like that anymore. Boulders is often more crowded then Lennox and the access info was all closed up years ago. Sure, it can get good when the bottom and the rest of the conditions are right. Nowadays there are so many houses that look straight onto the break that crowds are in the water from the dawn patrol slot onwards. I find it can hold up to 8-12 people pretty well. Anything more and it's a dog fight. That's most of the time.

By Anonymous , 13-12-2006

crazy - this place is mental, wouldnt touch it, rocks everywehrre, dangerous as hey, jus wouldnt touch it so many better waves around, y bother with a broken board

By anonymous , 08-10-2005

hahaha - this place is not madness. it probably gets over 6 foot about 4-5 times a year..

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