It's fun to introduce people to surfing that have never surfed before.
If people see you surfing it, they will be surprised - good for beginners too. No one if ever there so go for it if it's breaking or Jakes is too extreme for you.
The only time I got to ride it was when Jakes Point was going crazy (strong wind, big swell). I gave up hope and went to Chinamans beach. I brought the longboard down the beach and paddled around for fun until I noticed white water at a shallow sand bar. Gave it a go and it gave me a pretty long, fun, straight ride. Longboards only (impossible for short boards). Park in the main car park. Go on a day of bigger swell, with strong winds - the wave needs serious push to be able to break.
Go down Chinamans Drive and go to the parking lot by the beach of the lagoon. There should be a dredging machine in the water on the other side of the lagoon. The sand-bar is 20 or so metres closer to you than the dredging machine. If you can see a sand bar, just head to that.
|Walk||Instant access (<5 min)|
|Direction||Right and left|
|Power||Ordinary, Fun, Powerless|
|Frequency||Rarely breaks (5 days/year)|
|Normal length||Short (<50m)|
|Good day length||Normal (50 to 150m)|
|Wind direction||Don't know|
|Swell direction||Don't know|
|Swell size||3ft-5ft - Don't know|
|Tide movement||Don't know|
2.04 miles away
|Bottom:||Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc.) with sand|