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Latitude: 28° 52.156' S
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A small wave that breaks in the mouth of the Richmond River, straight in front of Missingham Bridge.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Alternative name The Bridge
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionEast
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
Park down near the Shaws Bay caravan park & walk up the small beach towards the bridge. The wave breaks out in front of Missingham Bridge so paddle out at the bridge end of the beach. Look out for learners, the surf school often uses at this spot.
Small peeling right hander that breaks on a sandbar and runs into a small beach. Great Malibu/SUP wave and good spot for learners.
A great wave to learn how to surf, every kid who grew up in Ballina learnt to surf here. Never gets over 2-3 foot and needs a big swell to break. Cyclone swells or when Ballina's beaches are maxing out there will be a wave here.
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