About Cabarita

When it’s small, the best swell-magnet is Cabarita, often chosen as a contest site for its consistency. The point does not have the quality of neighbouring pointbreaks, but it's cool and easy with plenty of different moods. Outside off the main headland starts looking good in stronger winter SE-S swells with some lurching sections down towards the second outcrop that usually holds the barrel section if the sand is in place. Smaller days can see perfect peelers inside the first bay, out of the clutches of the SE sea-breezes. Otherwise it can just be chopped up walls of swell hitting the two separate points and wandering across the bars, doing fat and flat chat in one wave. Over the backside in the lee of Norries Head, some sweet A-Frames flash across the sandbars that continue all the way down to Hastings Point, offering a crowd-free option for walkers. Gets too full at high unless it is sizey, which Cabarita can handle beyond double overhead.

Bogangar is the local name for the area. Nice, chilled-out, North Coast town.

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Stormrider Guide for Cabarita
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right-hand Pointbreak Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Uneven Reef and Sand Uneven Reef and Sand
  • NE - S NE - S
  • South Westerly South Westerly
  • 12 1 Swell Range 1 - 12ft

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