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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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 Freshwater beach

Australia, NSW, Sydney North

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 46.669' S
Longitude: 151° 17.731' E

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drive to the carpark, pay if you're not local, get out and surf. In summer carparks are full so prepare for a long walk.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to the carpark, pay if you're not local, get out and surf. In summer carparks are full so prepare for a long walk.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to the carpark, pay if you're not local, get out and surf. In summer carparks are full so prepare for a long walk.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to the carpark, pay if you're not local, get out and surf. In summer carparks are full so prepare for a long walk.

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 Freshie

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdCrowded

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It's where all the suff start in australia: the "Duke" rode the first official wave here.Good peaky lefts and rights in the southern corner with a south swell if other spots are flat. Being a small beach larger south swells are for the experienced who have spare boards. Over 4' from the south with south winds offers point to point closeouts. Nth Steyne a better option on those days. There is wind protection form NE'ers but wave quality on those occasions is poor. Smaller N/E wind swell in summer often misses to due size and direction it faces. When it's small and from the south worth a check when elsewhere is flat but 5' and over keep driving. Suburb name Harbord is now no more, the name is now Freshwater named after the beach

English (Translate this text in English): It's where all the suff start in australia: the "Duke" rode the first official wave here.Good peaky lefts and rights in the southern corner with a south swell if other spots are flat. Being a small beach larger south swells are for the experienced who have spare boards. Over 4' from the south with south winds offers point to point closeouts. Nth Steyne a better option on those days. There is wind protection form NE'ers but wave quality on those occasions is poor. Smaller N/E wind swell in summer often misses to due size and direction it faces. When it's small and from the south worth a check when elsewhere is flat but 5' and over keep driving. Suburb name Harbord is now no more, the name is now Freshwater named after the beach

English (Translate this text in English): It's where all the suff start in australia: the "Duke" rode the first official wave here.Good peaky lefts and rights in the southern corner with a south swell if other spots are flat. Being a small beach larger south swells are for the experienced who have spare boards. Over 4' from the south with south winds offers point to point closeouts. Nth Steyne a better option on those days. There is wind protection form NE'ers but wave quality on those occasions is poor. Smaller N/E wind swell in summer often misses to due size and direction it faces. When it's small and from the south worth a check when elsewhere is flat but 5' and over keep driving. Suburb name Harbord is now no more, the name is now Freshwater named after the beach

English (Translate this text in English): It's where all the suff start in australia: the "Duke" rode the first official wave here.Good peaky lefts and rights in the southern corner with a south swell if other spots are flat. Being a small beach larger south swells are for the experienced who have spare boards. Over 4' from the south with south winds offers point to point closeouts. Nth Steyne a better option on those days. There is wind protection form NE'ers but wave quality on those occasions is poor. Smaller N/E wind swell in summer often misses to due size and direction it faces. When it's small and from the south worth a check when elsewhere is flat but 5' and over keep driving. Suburb name Harbord is now no more, the name is now Freshwater named after the beach

Atmosphere

The 'locals' are OK if you dont drop-in. Wait your turn and make sure you have practiced in kiddies corner before entering the alley! THe southern end is not for learners. The spot on it's day can be really good, however media coverage as a great learners/family spot often sees you dodging stingers, flying mals, and rescue boards. Clubbies often ride inflatables through waves effecting them, and often put the flags through the best section.

English (Translate this text in English): The 'locals' are OK if you dont drop-in. Wait your turn and make sure you have practiced in kiddies corner before entering the alley! THe southern end is not for learners. The spot on it's day can be really good, however media coverage as a great learners/family spot often sees you dodging stingers, flying mals, and rescue boards. Clubbies often ride inflatables through waves effecting them, and often put the flags through the best section.

English (Translate this text in English): The 'locals' are OK if you dont drop-in. Wait your turn and make sure you have practiced in kiddies corner before entering the alley! THe southern end is not for learners. The spot on it's day can be really good, however media coverage as a great learners/family spot often sees you dodging stingers, flying mals, and rescue boards. Clubbies often ride inflatables through waves effecting them, and often put the flags through the best section.

English (Translate this text in English): The 'locals' are OK if you dont drop-in. Wait your turn and make sure you have practiced in kiddies corner before entering the alley! THe southern end is not for learners. The spot on it's day can be really good, however media coverage as a great learners/family spot often sees you dodging stingers, flying mals, and rescue boards. Clubbies often ride inflatables through waves effecting them, and often put the flags through the best section.

General

Summer this is the worsed spot for stingers, learners on mini-mals, schools sports and over zealous clubbies. Best surfed outside of patrol times. Learn at the northern end only, improve in the mid section, then when compident attempt the alley (southern end/point)

English (Translate this text in English): Summer this is the worsed spot for stingers, learners on mini-mals, schools sports and over zealous clubbies. Best surfed outside of patrol times. Learn at the northern end only, improve in the mid section, then when compident attempt the alley (southern end/point)

English (Translate this text in English): Summer this is the worsed spot for stingers, learners on mini-mals, schools sports and over zealous clubbies. Best surfed outside of patrol times. Learn at the northern end only, improve in the mid section, then when compident attempt the alley (southern end/point)

English (Translate this text in English): Summer this is the worsed spot for stingers, learners on mini-mals, schools sports and over zealous clubbies. Best surfed outside of patrol times. Learn at the northern end only, improve in the mid section, then when compident attempt the alley (southern end/point)

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Freshwater beach
By Shaunm
Mar 14, 2008
Tiny - Smal righthander from just south of the clubhouse which held up enough due to westerly winds to enjoy a 20sec waist high mal ride. THe tide dropped, flags went up and I went home.
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By Anonymous , 29-07-2008

try this!! - check out `surfing freshwater` on youtube and you can see the potential of freshie beach.

By Anonymous , 01-04-2008

Underated - Go Freshie, pretty underated. Ive seen some really nice rights on the south side

By Shaunm , 13-03-2008

Description - Agree Harley, must be from a travel book for backpackers.
East swell, N/W winds is best. Winter South swell cause point to point close outs 3'+. Tried to edit it but no success. Beach is no good for learners and tourists too many stingers and really heavy locals

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