About Newport Point

Newport Point is a very fickle spot, breaking only on hurricane swells from a specific direction with a specific wave period. It's best on swells that actually have a little E in them, if that makes any sense. When this rare event occurs, it's a hellfire right-and-left barrel that tops any other break in the county.

Source: Newport Point Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

The buddy system does not exist here: it's every on for themselves.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Think annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Best show in town when it's on.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

If it's on, you'll be working and likely taking a few waves you'd rather not on the head.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Not great after a rain.

Additional Information


When it's big.


Street parking with a few meters sprinkled in for good measure. Double check that street sweeping day, if there are available spots galore it's probably too good to be true.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard, gun



Best Season

March-October, sneaky good on S windswell in winter.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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