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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. On bigger days walk on the rocks until you pass a large square shaped rock. An easy rock off spot thats gets quite etch on low tides.
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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
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. Often pumping in the alley, but ultra competitive on its days.
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)
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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