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Get to Barnegat light at 15th and the ocean. If there is any swell, you cant miss it furthest out peaks break in 15 foot water and 1/8th mile offshore. Get ready to paddle.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Cloud Break
Wave qualityWorld Class
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
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
- Rips / undertow
Be respectful to the few locals who surf this dangerous break. You can tell they are local if they are surfing in and around this break. If you short board, bring a backup longboard for when it gets too fast. Big equals fast.
When you are in the thick of this massive break, you can feel quite small. Careful of sharks and violent porpises. I have yet to see or know of any locals paddling out in 10 foot swell there, so if you have a deathwish, this is your spot.Just think, you might get a good left.
Local gem and danger. Use extreme caution when deciding the right tise and drift. You could be sucked out to sea quite easily.
By Harry Slott , 17-09-2006
Shoales beware! - i went out to shoales on Ernesto. My tities were barrelled off. Unless you WSI certified or can outswim michael Phelps, dont go. If you do go... where a speedo.. locals give mad respect in jerz for a hot speedo.....anyway this spot rocks.. if your charge shoales successfully locals give you a tin of skoal.... Rock on Bruthas...... Localswell.com.
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