About Duppies

Duppies needs a fairly strong N swell to show and starts to work at head-high to a little overhead. At that size, Duppies resembles a fun, California-style pointbreak. It works best at the lowest of tides, as the swell fires across the clear, shallow reef. At double-overhead, Duppies is a serious wave. When you paddle out, regardless of the size, pay attention to the current which runs south. It is recommended that as you jump in at the bottom of the trail, hug the cliffs and paddle north about 100 yards before turning to paddle out to the break. You'll avoid much of the current and not get stuck paddling through what the locals call the bone yard.

Source: Duppies Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Just the Duppies, usually.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Not usually.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Pretty far off the beach but can hold pretty solid northerly swells.

Shoulder Burn

Exhausting

Light Exhausting

Far out and a big playing field when the surf is large.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Walking up and down the cliff.

Access

Jump in at the bottom of the trail, hug the cliffs and paddle north about 100 yards before turning to paddle out to the break. You'll avoid much of the current and not get stuck paddling through what the locals call the "bone yard".

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, gun, tow

Seabed

Reef

Best Season

Winter

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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