Cresent Head

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its one of the best hotdogging waves around. when was the last time you got a clean tube on take off and then had a fun wall to do ten off the tops on or twenty round house cutbacks? half way down the line your legs will be screaming for mercy!!

its crowed all the time and the mal riders go mental at everyone! its really sad to see three or more mals drop in on each other and chuck mentals, all are like 200 years old but they carry on like there better then kelly slater and gonna turn pro next week. most locals are cool but everyone needs to kick back and take your turn. so you get one good one a hour, isn't that better then acting like a greedy, ancient, mal riding fuckwit and spoiling the country laidback vibe for everyone? think about it

Additional Info:
the best wave in this area , ultra long on a decent swell, great take off section runs into a soft but very, very long wall. mal riders out of control here on any swell theres heaps out. it's mal city which is such a shame because a shortboarder can go mad on a decent wave.


turn off pacific highway at kempsey and follow your nose for twenty minutes till you come to the middle of cresent head . turn down the roundabout in the middle of town towards caravan park and your there.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypePoint break
BottomSandy with rock
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionWest, SouthWest, South
Swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 8ft+
TideAll tides
Tide movementFalling tide
WeekUltra crowded
WeekendUltra crowded

Rocks, Localism



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