|Find the best surf spots||
This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.
Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 37° 12.192' S
User rating (0)
Wannasurf.com is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in this guide. You use this guide at your own risk.
Choose your format: please login first
Follow ocean road till you get to the end and then park in the parking lot and go paddle out.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Whanga Estuary / The Estuary
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
This spot can be a very good pointbreak, it all depends on the sand bank and the swell/wind directions. Can be just as good as Makorori or Currumbin Alley in the goldie.
I went there for a look one day on a cyclone swell early 2005 and it was cranking solid 6ft hollow pits and crazy wipeouts. This spot is definitely up there when it's on. I surf it regularly now.
The spot is moderately localised but if you respect them you shall be fine out there and will have your share of waves.
By anonymous , 01-02-2006
naa - um well im not talkin bout the bar the bar is great but if u r a natural footed surfer and look for a sheltered spot go 2 the other end of the beach.its usually a foot smaller so it oly gets going on bigg swells but is worth a look.ive seen maz quinn get some sick pits here along with luke ederman,jay,and DK
By anonymous , 01-02-2006
Same call - You jokin?! I've got a place at that end of town and the estuary pumps a RH at 1-1.5 foot with offshores. Mals only, and I have had some great Mal sessions there. Everything else closes out or is pus. 30 years ago it did have some form, but the whole back beach has been full of sand for at least 10 years and six foot breaks 300m out.
By anonymous , 31-01-2006
- Whoever wrote that comment has no idea, im stoked u think its the bar lamo. Go join the other hundred people out at the bar while those in the know score. Not gonna say anything more bout this break as it shouldnt even be on this site in my opinion, the massess can have the beach and bar, somethings should be left for those who are willing to search and arent blatant sheep following the crowd.
You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.