In February 1962, two Kiwis stumbled upon Lennox Head, now generally regarded as Australia's finest righthand point. The first photos were published in Surfing World in 1966, followed by a sealed road in 1972, and since then surfers have flocked to the break, including hard-core riders from the surrounding countryside that keep a long pintail under the house for big Lennox days. Few waves compare for speed, barrel sections, length of ride and an ability to handle the biggest NE-S swells. While a NE swell meeting a SW wind is considered primo, Lennox will also bend a S to its will, hitting a number of launch sites along the half kilometre headland. Along that rocky ride, expect full-throttle, ruler-edged walls to gusset multiple times and envelop those fast and canny enough to hold the right line. Holds proper size when the prospect of leaping off the rocks looks suicidal and the current running down the point is likely to challenge the strongest paddlers. Needless to say, this is an experts only wave. There's plenty of scrappy beachbreak to keep the groms happy in town and it is worth a check up towards the lake when the point is sleeping, which is a lot of the time.
So we know the current, difficult entry and exit over nasty boulders and the thick crowd of local rippers are hazards, so we won't mention the sharks.