About Wishing Well

This wave, around the corner from Wilderness, is a super-shallow right barrel breaking hard over irregular, sharp coral. It needs a big swell, as it's tucked up in there a bite which means it is pretty much always clean and offshore. There are a couple different takeoff areas, but they all get tight and competitive when it's really on.

Source: Wishing Well Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced depending on the surf.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Ever been stink-eyed by a sponger? Prepare yourself.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Crowds can be pretty intense.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

It needs the right swell direction but offers good barrels when things come together.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Doesn't break far out but if the surf is big there will be current to contend with.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Not bad.

Additional Information


Strong currents when the surf is big.


Park right there. Careful after a rain, the road can be pretty muddy.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard


Sand and reef

Best Season

Late summer and fall for tropical cyclone swells but late fall through early spring for consistency.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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