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Via your car, you can see the peaks from the road side.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
The swell wraps around a small island about 200M offshore and then meets again on the inside at an angle which makes the swell form lots of fun peaks up and down the beach. So just paddle out and wait for a peak to hit as they come in all over the show. Usually it's abit smaller here compared to everywhere else.
It's a popular Bodyboarding spot, as there are great ramps to hit off oncoming peaks. On the correct conditions the barrels are great on the peaks also, it's an easy spot to surf once you get a feel for how the waves break. When it over 4ft however it gets pretty heavy, and everything happens fast!
The bigger the better really.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 16-03-2005
woo wee - i'd love to know where you guys snipered my stills of banks from?
By cn , 27-12-2004
B-/--nX " - some nice waves for sure. nice wedgey take offs but usually turn to puss. however if the swell and wind is right its good as! P.S: stop and concider how cool the tittle is! huh??
By anonymous , 29-11-2004
fun - banks is sick, such a fun wave i think it works best at about 2-3ft, light sw! some sick barrels for sure!!!i have found when its anything over 3ft it satrts to get a bit 'everywhere' too many peaks and shit waves like a good take off and then just pusses out, arhhh well good times !
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