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Parking lot in lower end of point. Parking up on cliff and walk down stairs. Better to park around corner in case locals see you to avoid wax on your windshield.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Tourmaline
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
If the surf is really good do not park up by the cliff. I have had friends get wax on the windshield. Locals are low key otherwise, a little grumpy but not violent such as the spots around the corner to the north. Family oriented localized spot, but lots of non-locals also.
Can be a very fun drop with an average shoulder that can stand up all the way down the point. The reef at the top of the point can be fun as well, but can be very shallow and is more heavily protected by shortboarding local crew.
Great spot for longboarding and big shortboards. Can be fun long righthander breaking over rocky / sandy area. Show respect for the crew that lives in the area and you will be fine. Best to stay away from the hut area halfway down the point where younger locals hang out, best not to tempt fate. In a decent swell there can be several peaks which serves to keep the crowd spread out.
By Anonymous , 19 Sep
mushy - do not expect a lip to play with. really doesnt feel like a pointbreak much.
By Anonymous , 10-04-2010
Hecklers under the bluffs - I made the mistake of dropping in on a 'local' guy and all of his drunken old hippy buddies, on the beach, sure let me have it. The yells of 'KOOK!', 'CRANK-LICKER', and 'FAGGG' echoed across the water as I paddled back out. But, you know what, I'll be back again. Aside from the old hippy hagglers and the local vibe I enjoyed my moment in ruining an old dude's wave. Thanks!
By Dave , 09-04-2010
Digg it. - Went here for first time yesterday morning. Played splashing game with Seal. Local was a bit of a grumpy. I asked what to watch out for and how the line works. He was irritated. Unfortunately i parked at tourmaline and paddled the distance. Anyhow i'll be back here constantly. It was awesome. That big rock almost got me.
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