About Brighton - Marina

Popular spot for Brighton surfers who congregate here in a SW storm swell, when the eastern side of the marina offers a sheltered corner for clean / semi-clean waves. They can be long and fun, but tend to be a bit on the slow and fat side, reforming as they roll. There's a rip to aid the paddle out by the harbour wall. Can get unruly and heavy in big storms.

Source: Brighton - Marina Surf Guide

Ability Level


Beg Int Adv

Not really a place for beginners due to crowds, groynes and reef.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating


Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

There's a large, hard-core local crew who scour the forecast and will be on it.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fickle, fun, long, fat rolling waves that come to life in windy, stormy conditions - occasionally gets good when a big, clean, long distance groundswell rolls in.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK when small, long paddle when bigger.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Can be poor after rains.

Additional Information


Rips, crowd, groynes.


Limited local parking available.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, sup, bodyboard


Chalky, flinty reef with high tide shingle.

Best Season

December - February as it needs big swells or storms.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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