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Latitude: 41° 21.561' N
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Drive to Point Judith Lighthouse. Park in the big lot overlooking the break.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Lighthouse, Judith
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerFast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
To get in the water from the parking lot you have to hike down a pretty steep cliff and negotiate your way through large boulders and rocks everywhere. Its a pretty decent paddle on a big day, at least it is if you paddle out right. Do not try to paddle out next to the point there is a "Death Zone" where you can find yourself pinned against the rocks and getting hit hard by the waves, do yourself a favor and paddle out the long way.
Spot can be one of the best on the east coast when its on. Has been described as the J-Bay of the East, but this occurs very very rarely when 5 or 6 sections connect to create an unbleivable ride. Usually up to 3 sections connect and its a great wave. Shark hazard is only a precaution not talking Florida danger here. The was a shark the hung around for about 3 weeks a couple years back but that didn't stop the surfers from paddling out. The south side of the Point is a very dangerous area, as if the other side is any safer. The south side can only be surfed on really really big swells and is almost like a completly different wave. You'll probably get stink eyed by some of the locals, mainly the young groms and/or older guys.
Great spot can be epic.
By been places , 19-08-2009
No J-Bay - Anyone that compares Point Judith to J-Bay has never surfed J-Bay. Honestly, Judith can turn on, but those rocks nearly never work as perfectly as you imagine they will. Just when you think it's gonna be perfect, there's some mushy spot or closeout section f-n it up. Someone should take a chain and a truck and reorganize the rocks. It can be awesome, but it just doesn't happen enough. Still a great spot, but J-bay is 1000 times better. For real.
By Anonymous , 08-07-2009
Non-wop - ileft this god awful place 30 years ago because the piazon-boiz (can't miss them with pig-wide stance and looking like they're jerking hemmhoroids into place- dis, dat, de udder ting', gag me wid a backhoe!
By 'J'bay local , 15-01-2009
Pt.Judith's bay IS world class u idiots! - In fact it breaks almost like The REAL J-bay; except it's alot colder, less sharky, & mostly lefts!! Come 1, come ALL to the great Galilee Escape Road's point'J'bay!!!
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