North bay

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North and South Bay are magnets cos of there close proximity to town. This causes crowds however both bays can handle it, which is a good thing cos the next nearest/decent surf spot is up in Saltburn.

The atmosphere here is less layed back than S bay. Probably cos this is a better wave and locals may be a bit frustrated with drop ins and people getting in the way on nicer waves. However there are a lot of mellow longboarders at both bays who are (relatively) ultra freindly.

Additional Info:
A few peaks spreading across bay, crowds more of a problem than S bay. Only works at 3hrs at each side of high tide cos of the sea wall ( don't get caught at high tide otherwise you have an a) sketchy pounding risky exit or b)a long paddle back along to the ramp. Bigger and more exposed to N'erlies than S bay. Park car on the slope and not the sea front to avoid parking charges out of season. Nice cafe/greasy spoon on the sea front and also a more of a 'sit down meal' sorta place on the slope. A bit more flash than the cafe. Quite a fit bird works there too.


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WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - Don't know
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementDon't know
WeekFew surfers




Nearby spots

0.78 miles away

Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
South Bay

3.66 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
Cayton Bay

15.71 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)