About Cayton Bay - Pumphouse

This horse shoe shaped bay has been a long time hub for local and travelling surfers. There is a large car park that sits cliff-top above the breaks – a number of high tide sandbars. The most famous - Bunkers - breaks in front of WW2 concrete bunkers and always draws a crowd with its fun walls. In the middle of the bay at the bottom of the slip road you'll find Pumphouse, a high tide patch of rocky reef that can produce some excellent lefts. Winding around the northern tip of the bay is Cayton Point, a heavy, pinwheel, thick-lipped left that heaves into shallow waters over boulders and rocks. Definitely for advanced surfers, especially when the crowds start to push each other deeper into the sketchy region of the take-off zone.

Source: Cayton Bay - Pumphouse Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Main beach good for all comers. The Point is for experts only.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Largely tolerant.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Large local crew.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Great spot, can be excellent in regular NE groundswells.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK when small.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Crowd, heavy point with rocks.


Parking in large surf shop car park.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, bodyboard


Sand, reef and rocky point.

Best Season

Works year round, but best September - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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