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Brunswick Heads Spot Guide

Stormrider Guide

The rivermouth breakwalls at the mouth of the Brunswick River do a decent job of holding some sand together and the old adage of north wall in southerlies and south wall in northerlies holds true. North wall has some scattered rocks to help hold a right bank and when it gets real big there is a heavy right that unloads over the outside Bar, deposited by the strong river flow. In these conditions the sweep is legendary and few will tackle it, since getting out the back is nigh impossible. More peaky on the south side with rights and lefts in the summer northeasters. There's even the option of surfing inside the rivermouth at Torakina Beach, where gentle beginner peaks will break when outside is a big mess. High tides are generally fatter when small.

So something for everyone here, depending on the wildly fluctuating banks, swell and wind direction. This is a big rivermouth, attracting big fish! Think about that when paddling across the fast flow.

  • All Tides
  • Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks
  • Sand
  • NE - S
  • Westerly
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