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The next classic, righthander is The Alley at Currumbin, which has very long rights, well sheltered from the strongest SE winds. Rarely a barrel, it lazily peels for hundreds of metres, just asking to be ripped to pieces. It is such an accommodating wave that all types of surfcraft tackle it making the crowds of longboards, SUP and even kiteboarders a bit daunting. Best with a SE swell up to double-overhead, SW wind and lower, outgoing tides to hold up the walls across the rivermouth. The main drag is the rip which runs northwards and makes the paddle-out difficult in moderate swells, sop most do a lap of the beach and jump of the rocks in front of Elephant Rock when small or head to the beachbreak just south and get swept around when big. This beach and north of the Alley through Palm Beach hold plenty of less-crowded peaks when the crowds get too much.

  • All Tides
  • Rivermouth break with right-hander
  • Sand
  • NE - SE
  • South Westerly
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