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Latitude: 24° 48.381' S
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Situated 20 min drive from Bundaberg town center. Just follow the signs to Bargara or ask a local. Use the directions to Kelly's beach then travel another 5-10 min north along the coastal road. The road will end when you get to Nielsen's Caravan Park. The beach is in front of the caravan park and a large surf club.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Works best in a cyclone swell or if there is a clean day after a howlng easterly. If there is some swell there are some nice rights off the breakwall.
The locals here a pretty chilled, but have respect if there is some swell. It doesn't come too often so it can get pretty intense with a lot more people in the water. In summer there are heaps of kooks and clubbies. Bring your skatey, there's a sweet mini ramp next to the beach.
Its not worth a surf trip just for the waves, but the waves are good enough to keep you in shape for surfing other spots with more swell.
By Anonymous , 08-11-2009
- Nieslon Park, not Nielsen's. My tip would be get in early and on half to high tide, before the local wind gets up and turns any clean swell to mush. Actually works as a right break as SE swell meets the southern rocky reef.
By Anonymous , 09-11-2008
hey - its not too bad here
mainly only gets waves in cyclone season though
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