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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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 Wategos Beach

Australia, NSW, North

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Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 28° 38.105' S
Longitude: 153° 37.953' E

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 Access

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Watego

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

This beach has a nice right hand point break which is fun and great for a mini mal or long board. In the middle of the beach you can get some nice rights and lefts (mostly rights when I have been there), some can run for a couple of hundred metres on a good day. These break on a sandy bottom with many sand bars all around.
It is not a fast or powerful wave and the wipeouts are forgiving.
Parking is pretty limited so if you are going, go during the weekdays. Gets packed during school holidays but is pretty quiet during the weekdays outside of schoolies.
Last time I was there I saw many pods of dolphins, however normally where there are dolphones there are sharks. Typical rules in these waters... don't surf super early or super late.
All in all a consistent break and great for a long board or mini mal.

English (Translate this text in English): This beach has a nice right hand point break which is fun and great for a mini mal or long board. In the middle of the beach you can get some nice rights and lefts (mostly rights when I have been there), some can run for a couple of hundred metres on a good day. These break on a sandy bottom with many sand bars all around.
It is not a fast or powerful wave and the wipeouts are forgiving.
Parking is pretty limited so if you are going, go during the weekdays. Gets packed during school holidays but is pretty quiet during the weekdays outside of schoolies.
Last time I was there I saw many pods of dolphins, however normally where there are dolphones there are sharks. Typical rules in these waters... don't surf super early or super late.
All in all a consistent break and great for a long board or mini mal.

English (Translate this text in English): This beach has a nice right hand point break which is fun and great for a mini mal or long board. In the middle of the beach you can get some nice rights and lefts (mostly rights when I have been there), some can run for a couple of hundred metres on a good day. These break on a sandy bottom with many sand bars all around.
It is not a fast or powerful wave and the wipeouts are forgiving.
Parking is pretty limited so if you are going, go during the weekdays. Gets packed during school holidays but is pretty quiet during the weekdays outside of schoolies.
Last time I was there I saw many pods of dolphins, however normally where there are dolphones there are sharks. Typical rules in these waters... don't surf super early or super late.
All in all a consistent break and great for a long board or mini mal.

English (Translate this text in English): This beach has a nice right hand point break which is fun and great for a mini mal or long board. In the middle of the beach you can get some nice rights and lefts (mostly rights when I have been there), some can run for a couple of hundred metres on a good day. These break on a sandy bottom with many sand bars all around.
It is not a fast or powerful wave and the wipeouts are forgiving.
Parking is pretty limited so if you are going, go during the weekdays. Gets packed during school holidays but is pretty quiet during the weekdays outside of schoolies.
Last time I was there I saw many pods of dolphins, however normally where there are dolphones there are sharks. Typical rules in these waters... don't surf super early or super late.
All in all a consistent break and great for a long board or mini mal.

Atmosphere

General

When you’re too old or too tired to deal with the menacing crowds at the pass, go beyond the headland to Wategos. Friendly crowds and multiple peaks (mostly right) compensate for the chronic lack of parking. On a good summer day, don’t even try driving there after 9AM. Leave your car at the pass, and take the well marked half mile trail from the parking lot to Wategos.

English (Translate this text in English): When you’re too old or too tired to deal with the menacing crowds at the pass, go beyond the headland to Wategos. Friendly crowds and multiple peaks (mostly right) compensate for the chronic lack of parking. On a good summer day, don’t even try driving there after 9AM. Leave your car at the pass, and take the well marked half mile trail from the parking lot to Wategos.

English (Translate this text in English): When you’re too old or too tired to deal with the menacing crowds at the pass, go beyond the headland to Wategos. Friendly crowds and multiple peaks (mostly right) compensate for the chronic lack of parking. On a good summer day, don’t even try driving there after 9AM. Leave your car at the pass, and take the well marked half mile trail from the parking lot to Wategos.

English (Translate this text in English): When you’re too old or too tired to deal with the menacing crowds at the pass, go beyond the headland to Wategos. Friendly crowds and multiple peaks (mostly right) compensate for the chronic lack of parking. On a good summer day, don’t even try driving there after 9AM. Leave your car at the pass, and take the well marked half mile trail from the parking lot to Wategos.

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By Anonymous , 03-03-2009

Oh and there's the sharks - Last year in October I had a 10ft Shark swim under my board here (supposedly a White). It flanked the line of surfers and passed between us and the beach. Great place but sharky.

By Anonymous , 23-12-2007

Give it a miss - Not good for mals or short boards or lids, head south to ballina or lennox for some fun. the banks are all cactus and it hardly breaks anymore

By jwate13@eq.edu.au , 26-03-2007

H3y - the suf there is awesome, im a watego myself and me n my family go down there at least twice a month. it is areally hot beach and i hope to be down there my self. HELL YEAH!! love ya'll have fun HELL YEAH!!

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