About Whitesands Bay

This popular bay has a number of banks that work through the tides. At the north end of the bay is the Elevator, a good quality low tide righthander. through consistent, it is slightly blocked by Ramsey Island so picks up less swell than Freshwater West. Best on a pushing tide from low to mid, busy in the summer, quieter out of season.

Source: Whitesands Bay Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginners stick to middle of the beach which is more learner friendly.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Chilled.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Busy in holiday season, can get crowded at northern end.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Quality, consistent beachie with good banks.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

OK when smaller.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips by rocks at northern end.

Access

Huge car park at northern end of bay.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, sup, bodyboard, bodysurfing

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Works all year, best in September - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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