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Latitude: 26° 40.756' S
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Drive to the pocket at Kawana and walk down the trail. Or drive to la balsa park and walk to the rock wall.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Carties
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerFast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Jump off the rocks and paddle around to the ledge. On good days, there is a carvable wall as soon as you take off. Pull off before you hit the rock wall.
On its day, the best point break on the Sunshine Coast. Unfortunately, needs a pretty big swell to work properly. Does get crowded but plenty of waves to go around.
Starts working at about 4-5 foot southerly swell with southerly winds. I have surfed it in about 10 foot and can be ridden past the river mouth and through to spit reef. When it gets above 2 meters, should only be handled by the guys who know what they are doing.
Steep barrelling take off and if you make the section confronted by a nice wall. My favourtie point break on the coast
The crowds are pretty ok. Only when it's ON do they get bad. If small, surf sunshine beach to the north or if the banks are good at kawana, surf them as well. No mal riders here on big days. Not many kooks either.
By Anonymous , 22-10-2009
Been there done that - been surfing and spearing the coast for 27 years carties especially, boogie boards were for grandad on family day.You got no idea how good this place used to be, allways said i would retire here cant stand the place now, choked up mess, regards happier days.
By john_childs , 10-08-2007
carties - I got a sick big blowout crowd was hooting and cheering for me lol 2to 3m swell big brown waves I got many good waves even if its green or blue I'm stoked that blowout was sick! big deep long tube I went into thenafter that alot of wind came lol out
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