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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Pubnico Beach

Canada, East Coast

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 Access

From Halifax, head southwest on 103/3 towards Yarmouth, staying with route 3 as they split at Barrington. Follow 3 past turn off to Clark's Harbour and look for Forbes Point Road on your left.

From Yarmouth (note the ferry to Yarmouth from Portland, ME for all you Americans) follow route 103 to the bridge at Argyle, cross the bridge and stay right, follow route 3. At Pubnico junction stay left and follow until Forbes Point Road. Trip from Yarmouth is 1 hour. Park where you can and push your way to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): From Halifax, head southwest on 103/3 towards Yarmouth, staying with route 3 as they split at Barrington. Follow 3 past turn off to Clark's Harbour and look for Forbes Point Road on your left.<br /><br />From Yarmouth (note the ferry to Yarmouth from Portland, ME for all you Americans) follow route 103 to the bridge at Argyle, cross the bridge and stay right, follow route 3. At Pubnico junction stay left and follow until Forbes Point Road. Trip from Yarmouth is 1 hour. Park where you can and push your way to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): From Halifax, head southwest on 103&#47;3 towards Yarmouth, staying with route 3 as they split at Barrington. Follow 3 past turn off to Clark's Harbour and look for Forbes Point Road on your left.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;From Yarmouth (note the ferry to Yarmouth from Portland, ME for all you Americans) follow route 103 to the bridge at Argyle, cross the bridge and stay right, follow route 3. At Pubnico junction stay left and follow until Forbes Point Road. Trip from Yarmouth is 1 hour. Park where you can and push your way to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): From Halifax, head southwest on 103&amp;#47;3 towards Yarmouth, staying with route 3 as they split at Barrington. Follow 3 past turn off to Clark's Harbour and look for Forbes Point Road on your left.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;From Yarmouth (note the ferry to Yarmouth from Portland, ME for all you Americans) follow route 103 to the bridge at Argyle, cross the bridge and stay right, follow route 3. At Pubnico junction stay left and follow until Forbes Point Road. Trip from Yarmouth is 1 hour. Park where you can and push your way to the beach.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Forbes Point

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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 Additional Information

One can find steep fast breaks, excellent right and left point breaks, along with offshore reef and shoal breaks all along the southeast coast, making Nova Scotia's largely untapped surfing opportunities prime for colonization.

The best season is August to late November when numerous hurricanes and tropical storms pound the southern coast. Water temperatures can reach 20 degrees Celsius (low 70's Fahrenheit) and the air remains warm until early October. Wetsuits, 4/3 full suit is best, are suggested as water and air temperatures can fluctuate. Surfers are hard pressed to find any crowds, thus adding to the beauty of it all.

English (Translate this text in English): One can find steep fast breaks, excellent right and left point breaks, along with offshore reef and shoal breaks all along the southeast coast, making Nova Scotia's largely untapped surfing opportunities prime for colonization.<br /><br />The best season is August to late November when numerous hurricanes and tropical storms pound the southern coast. Water temperatures can reach 20 degrees Celsius (low 70's Fahrenheit) and the air remains warm until early October. Wetsuits, 4/3 full suit is best, are suggested as water and air temperatures can fluctuate. Surfers are hard pressed to find any crowds, thus adding to the beauty of it all.

English (Translate this text in English): One can find steep fast breaks, excellent right and left point breaks, along with offshore reef and shoal breaks all along the southeast coast, making Nova Scotia's largely untapped surfing opportunities prime for colonization.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;The best season is August to late November when numerous hurricanes and tropical storms pound the southern coast. Water temperatures can reach 20 degrees Celsius (low 70's Fahrenheit) and the air remains warm until early October. Wetsuits, 4&#47;3 full suit is best, are suggested as water and air temperatures can fluctuate. Surfers are hard pressed to find any crowds, thus adding to the beauty of it all.

English (Translate this text in English): One can find steep fast breaks, excellent right and left point breaks, along with offshore reef and shoal breaks all along the southeast coast, making Nova Scotia's largely untapped surfing opportunities prime for colonization.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The best season is August to late November when numerous hurricanes and tropical storms pound the southern coast. Water temperatures can reach 20 degrees Celsius (low 70's Fahrenheit) and the air remains warm until early October. Wetsuits, 4&amp;#47;3 full suit is best, are suggested as water and air temperatures can fluctuate. Surfers are hard pressed to find any crowds, thus adding to the beauty of it all.

Atmosphere

If you're into having the whole beach all to yourself, then this is definately one you should checkout. It is fairly isolated but still within an hour of one of Nova Scotia's larger cities. Don't expect much of a night life beyond your beach fire though. There are some provincial park campgrounds around that offer more chances to meet people.

English (Translate this text in English): If you're into having the whole beach all to yourself, then this is definately one you should checkout. It is fairly isolated but still within an hour of one of Nova Scotia's larger cities. Don't expect much of a night life beyond your beach fire though. There are some provincial park campgrounds around that offer more chances to meet people.

English (Translate this text in English): If you're into having the whole beach all to yourself, then this is definately one you should checkout. It is fairly isolated but still within an hour of one of Nova Scotia's larger cities. Don't expect much of a night life beyond your beach fire though. There are some provincial park campgrounds around that offer more chances to meet people.

English (Translate this text in English): If you're into having the whole beach all to yourself, then this is definately one you should checkout. It is fairly isolated but still within an hour of one of Nova Scotia's larger cities. Don't expect much of a night life beyond your beach fire though. There are some provincial park campgrounds around that offer more chances to meet people.

General

It is a beautiful place.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a beautiful place.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a beautiful place.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a beautiful place.

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By anonymous , 31-05-2006

Ahh...where? - I drove all around this place and could only find fish plants at each corner of this supposed break (pumping fish waste into the water...). From what I can gather you have to walk for 20-30 minutes from either road to get to the break indicated on the map. I didn't feel up for a hike with no guarantee that there was a break on the other end so I took off down the road to another break. If anyone has found the break let me know.

By anonymous , 17-04-2006

NEDSlider - Could anyone tell me if there any good family campgrounds close to Pubnico?

By anonymous , 31-03-2006

- These pictures are not from Yarmouth they are from Point Pleasant Park! Cant you see the condoms and do-do floatin?

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