Duranbah (D-Bah) Spot Guide

About Duranbah (D-Bah)

D-Bah is just across the Queensland/NSW border and situated near the mouth of the Tweed River. An offshore sandbar breaks up the swell to produce consistent A-frame beachbreak peaks that can, banks depending, be world-class. Better and more consistent, even, than the famous Hossegor sand pipes. That said, it's no Puerto Escondido - it can't handle anything over five-foot.

Source: Duranbah (D-Bah) Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced depending on size.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Too crowded to control much. Snappers crowd comes round when seeking a beachbreak. Angry bodyboarders at the northern end.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Always packed if there are waves.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Dependent on banks.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Light to moderate.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Sharks and crowds.

Access

Beach car park. Can get so crowded you might have to park on the hill at Point Danger.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Year-round

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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