Surf

Haha! What surf? Yeppoon definitely isn’t known as a surfing hotspot. But we do have a few spots and it’s probably a good nursery for learner surfers.

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Surf Spots

The Capricorn Coast surf spots are few and far between but they are here.

Offering an abundance of beaches is what we do best here on the Capricorn Coast, not only great for sunbathing but we have a few spots that produce some great waves when the conditions are right.  

Our local surf groups and random surfers who frequent our surf spots take care of these spaces, running working bee’s at Big Dune and collecting rubbish washed up or left behind by dickheads. We only have a few magic surf spots so if you visit them it would be great if you to do the same. Even better, leave it better than you found it. If you find some rubbish or any washed-up beach litter that you can take away, please do. And I’m sure you already know to take away what you bring with you.

Wannasurf.com & Beachsafe.org.au are both fantastic sites for surf spots and big thanks to them for their knowledge bank of info for use on this site. If you readers think any of the information I’ve provided here needs a tweak, feel free to send a message to add or correct anything. I’m not an expert surfer so happy to be wrong and correct the info or add the info if you think it’s relevant.

Skip all the info and head to the bottom of the page if you want to watch a few cool youtube vids on local surfer catching waves.

Farnborough

Access

It’s past Yeppoon, you go past ridges resort then find the trail that leads to the beach, or you can just drive along the beach until you get past the islands where there will be more swell.

Well starting at Yeppoon. Head north on Farnborough road before you get to the Rydges resort turn right and head to Bangalee. At Bangalee there’s beach access (4x4). Head up the beach for a while. when you see some little green signs saying big dune surfing reserve jump out and grab your board and you’re there. 🙂

Distance: Take a car

Walk: Short walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?: OK

Public access?: Public access

Special access: 4x4

Additional notes someone gave…

It’s just a normal beach break and can get barreling at high tide.

Atmosphere

You’ll have no hassle getting a wave unless it’s high tide on a weekend there will be about 150 people out on a good day.

General

It can be a good spot and it can also be flat. I’ve seen it 6 foot and barreling and I’ve seen it 2 inches. You can snake the local blokes and they don’t do shit:). There all good blokes.

SURF SPOT CHARACTERISTICS

The alternative name Big Dune

SURF SPOT QUALITY

Wave quality: Normal

Experience: All surfers

Frequency: Sometimes break

WAVE

Type: Beach-break

Direction: Right and left

Bottom: Sandy

Power: Ordinary

Normal length: Normal (50 to 150m)

Good day length: Long (150 to 300 m)

TIDE, SWELL AND WIND

Good swell direction: North, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind direction: NorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell size: Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide position: All tides

Best tide movement: Rising and falling tides

MORE DETAILS

Week crowd: Empty

Week-end crowd: Few surfers

Webcam url: Nil 

DANGERS

– Shark protected

Kemp

Drive south from Yeppoon and its the beach just past double heads.

DistanceTake a car

Walk: Instant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?: Easy to find

Public access?: Public access

Special access: Don’t know

Additional notes someone gave…

To surf this spot well you need to know how to take a beating. I’ve seen is 6 foot and breaking in 2 inches of water right onto the beach. but on other days it can break out a bit further. At least far enough to get a decent ride.

Atmosphere

it’s a bit scary at times, like when you feel something big swimming underneath you or when you trying to drop into an over vert face and land on dry sand.

General

It can be a good spot and it can also be flat. 

SURF SPOT CHARACTERISTICS

 

SURF SPOT QUALITY

Wave quality: Normal

Experience: All surfers

Frequency: Regular

WAVE

Type: Beach-break

Direction: Right and left

Bottom: Sandy

Power: Ordinary

Normal length: Short (< 50m)

Good day length: Normal (50 to 150 m)

TIDE, SWELL AND WIND

Good swell direction: SouthEast, East

Good wind direction: West, SouthEast

Swell size: Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide position: Mid and high tide

Best tide movement: Rising and falling tides

MORE DETAILS

Week crowd: Few surfers

Week-end crowd: Few surfers

Webcam url: Nil 

DANGERS

– Shark

EMU Park

Drive south from Yeppoon and it’s Fishermans beach near the Surf Club.

Distance: Take a car

Walk: Instant access (5min)

Easy to find?: Easy to find

Public access?: Public access

Special access?: 

Additional notes someone gave…

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Atmosphere

Family beach, monitored by surf club.

General

It can be a good spot and it can also be flat. 

SURF SPOT CHARACTERISTICS

 

SURF SPOT QUALITY

Wave quality: Sloppy

Experience: All surfers

Frequency: Sometimes break

WAVE

Type: Beach-break

Direction: Right and left

Bottom: Sandy

Power: Fun

Normal length: Short (< 50m)

Good day length: Normal (50 to 150 m)

TIDE, SWELL AND WIND

Good swell direction: East

Good wind direction: West

Swell size: Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to don’t know

Best tide position: Mid tides

Best tide movement: ? if you know please drop us a message

MORE DETAILS

Week crowd: Few surfers

Week-end crowd: Few surfers

Webcam url: Nil 

DANGERS

– Shark

Nine Mile, Stockyard Point

Drive north from Yeppoon to Byfield then onto the Stockyard shack settlement and the entire beach can be driven at low tide when firm sand is exposed.

Distance: Take a car

Walk: Instant access

Easy to find?: Get directions

Public access?: Public access

Special access: 

Additional notes someone gave…

This is the closest big wave beach outside of Yeppoon and is often visited by locals when they think the surf is up. The breaks are better at mid to low tideThe beach receives waves averaging 0.6 m and consists of a 50 m wide high tide beach, fronted by a 150 m wide low tide bar which, during high waves, is usually cut by rips every 200 m, resulting in up to 50 rips along the beach. Ashore parallel trough and outer bar, cut by more widely spaced rips, lie just offshore.

Atmosphere

Please add to this if you have info, send a message.

General

 

SURF SPOT CHARACTERISTICS

 

SURF SPOT QUALITY

Wave quality: Normal

Experience: All surfers

Frequency: Sometimes break

WAVE

Type: Beach-break

Direction: Right and left

Bottom: Sandy

Power: Ordinary

Normal length: Medium (50 m wide high tide beach)

Good day length: Normal (150m low tide bar)

TIDE, SWELL AND WIND

Good swell direction: North, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind direction: NorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell size: Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide position: All tides

Best tide movement: Rising/Falling

MORE DETAILS

Week crowd: Empty

Week-end crowd: Lots depending on surf conditions

Webcam url: Nil 

DANGERS

– Shark

Great Youtube Vids of our local surf spots.

We don't have roaring board snapping waves unless there is a cyclone. If you're after a surf fix whilst staying on the Capricorn Coast, we can oblige depending on the weather.

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