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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 North Wall Mackay Harbour Beach

Australia, QLD, Far North West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 21° 5.928' S
Longitude: 149° 13.571' E

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 Access

The spot is in Mackay Qld Follow Harbour rd straight to the working side of the harbour turn left at spiller ave and follow all the way to the beach car park caution in the wet as car park is not sealed and does fill with water 20m walk to beach

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is in Mackay Qld Follow Harbour rd straight to the working side of the harbour turn left at spiller ave and follow all the way to the beach car park caution in the wet as car park is not sealed and does fill with water 20m walk to beach

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is in Mackay Qld Follow Harbour rd straight to the working side of the harbour turn left at spiller ave and follow all the way to the beach car park caution in the wet as car park is not sealed and does fill with water 20m walk to beach

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is in Mackay Qld Follow Harbour rd straight to the working side of the harbour turn left at spiller ave and follow all the way to the beach car park caution in the wet as car park is not sealed and does fill with water 20m walk to beach

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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 Additional Information

Surf at northwall is regular and it needs to be blowing about 25/30 knots+ from the se and wait 12 to 24 hrs for development of good swell.
When it does it there are good waves on on the incoming tide 30 mins after top and minor flow changes can cause little barrels on the inside to develop and better size can be found by moving 150mts up the beach. Ground swell will occur after a good blow on early mornings provided wind strength is occuring overnite. Cyclone swell is the most awaited event as all surf spots in Mackay fire.

English (Translate this text in English): Surf at northwall is regular and it needs to be blowing about 25/30 knots+ from the se and wait 12 to 24 hrs for development of good swell.
When it does it there are good waves on on the incoming tide 30 mins after top and minor flow changes can cause little barrels on the inside to develop and better size can be found by moving 150mts up the beach. Ground swell will occur after a good blow on early mornings provided wind strength is occuring overnite. Cyclone swell is the most awaited event as all surf spots in Mackay fire.

English (Translate this text in English): Surf at northwall is regular and it needs to be blowing about 25/30 knots+ from the se and wait 12 to 24 hrs for development of good swell.
When it does it there are good waves on on the incoming tide 30 mins after top and minor flow changes can cause little barrels on the inside to develop and better size can be found by moving 150mts up the beach. Ground swell will occur after a good blow on early mornings provided wind strength is occuring overnite. Cyclone swell is the most awaited event as all surf spots in Mackay fire.

English (Translate this text in English): Surf at northwall is regular and it needs to be blowing about 25/30 knots+ from the se and wait 12 to 24 hrs for development of good swell.
When it does it there are good waves on on the incoming tide 30 mins after top and minor flow changes can cause little barrels on the inside to develop and better size can be found by moving 150mts up the beach. Ground swell will occur after a good blow on early mornings provided wind strength is occuring overnite. Cyclone swell is the most awaited event as all surf spots in Mackay fire.

Atmosphere

Makes a good change from other southern crowded spots

English (Translate this text in English): Makes a good change from other southern crowded spots

English (Translate this text in English): Makes a good change from other southern crowded spots

English (Translate this text in English): Makes a good change from other southern crowded spots

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By Wortho , 26-08-2011

Back in the day. - North Wall can be a great wave on its day,but for the most part it's just a bit sloppy and gutless.However I remember getting little barrels here on the odd occasion during the bigger swells.... Wait whats that? I think I can here Big Wave Barry who grew up in Fuckheadville somewhere down south, and moved up to Mackay to work in the mines, saying something about there being no surf in Mackay and anyone who lives north of Noosa can't surf. He's the fat dude who stand up near car park and mocks all the locals who are paddling out on a 2 foot day.

By Anonymous , 04-03-2009

you dont know much - north wall is ok but way to many people their everyone surfs in the 1 little spot near the wall. down the beach is way better its bigger less crowed and vreaks cleaner. south wall is good to if you know the right spots

By ben , 22-07-2008

northwall - yeah northwalls not great. but its some of the best surf we get in mackay...

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