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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.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Forbes Point
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
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.
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.
It is a beautiful place.
By Eon , 02-04-2017
Southwest NS - From Mavillette Beach to the numerous south shore beaches, they are so many opportunities to surf empty breaks I couldn't list them all. If you want a new spot to yourself, this is the place to be.
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?
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