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Latitude: 26° 47.42' S
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Follow the signs in Caloundra. or pullover and ask a local, i'm sure they would be happy to help...
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Moffat Heads
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
This wave is easily accessible with a short walk to the headland. When the surf is small it can only be ridden by long boards but when it is big only shorboards or pro mal riders because a large swell makes it break further out on a different ledge which sucks up and offers an awesome bowl section which barrells fast and heavily.
DONT GET STUCK INSIDE IN BIG SURF. great longboard wave on mid to high tide better for short boarders when low tide.
The easiest way to get out is to jump off the rocks, I do not advise trying this on a big day thoug it is easier to paddle around from the shory if it's big......Do not ride a stand up in the shorebreak unless 2 way lake is breaking properly.....Be cautious of the random shelfs that pop up at cove on a small day when it's breaking inside closer the the rocks......and be very wary of your position at reef on a big day its not unusual to have 12 step sets come through at a time and you find yourself in the position that you normally get cleaned up by the last one which is always massive.
A local icon, semi-frequent contests. Can get super crowded on good days and most weekends. Big slow rolling surges to carve slice and hack. Long boards proliferate while boogers flounder. Can sort a barrel in the right winds. Try not to hit the turtles, they ding.
This headland is really crazy in big surf when the swell is right and the wind the wave creates a huge bowl section where pros can find themselves deep inside a barrell. If you're on a surf trip it is a must to stop here and check it out. if it's messy out the back and unsurfable, the shorebreak might be worth a look great fun (and some times pain) when u pull into a huge keg (u wont come out).
This is one of the best spots around if you want lots of variety there are all sorts of waves they are mainly rights but if you want to walk over to Dicky Beach (which isn't far) it's a bit further north there are some sick little lefts for boosting.
This spot is always a great spot to have a fun surf in small to medium sweell but in the large swell it is a very big and exciting wave.
Great atmosphere but locals can get a bit agro make sure that u dont drop in on one or there will be trouble.
This Spot has a lot of variety there, starting with an unamed break furthest south of the point. It is an extremely heavy and shallow righthander. Then the next break north of there just a tad is point, it's not the main break but it's a nice righthander that walls up a bit more. Then after that is Moffs, this is the most common place people surf at it is often crowded but you can ride a wave for over 200 metres or more, then it links up into the shory. On a good day the shory is an extremely heavy wave mostly lid riders surf there. I attempted it on my stand up once and split my head open. Then it's like a little bay and in between Dicky Beach and Moff shory there is a rocky place known as The Cove. It is very shallow and heavy and hollow. Then you will see in front of coves about 200 metres out is The Reef it is a perfect A frame reef break and on a good day can be compared to Pipe or Teahupoo.
By Anonymous , 05-12-2008
me - number 11 is me people i made it but only to be hit by one of the biggest closeouts ever
By eliza , 28-02-2007
- i agree aswell. if u wanna body board go to the groyne at kings....much better! =] hey dimmity haha xxx
By Anonymous , 14-09-2006
have to agree - Yeah body boarders shouldn't surf there its a crap wave for it. Just like sticks should keep off the reef as its a pointless to paddle out there to shoulder hop. everyone happy.
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