Broken Head is its own little village with a caravan park and a few houses at the end of the road. Just south of Suffolk Park, it is easy to find by taking the signposted turn off the main road and go to the end, about 3km.
The main wave is a right point that can get world-class when it all comes together. Very reliant on sand banks it can go months without breaking and then suddenly turn on with some of the best barrels on the coast.
Once the word is out, it will get crowded. There is only one or two take off spots so it can create a bit of agro on crowded days. If you do score a good wave here you will remember it for a long time to come.
Also check out the beach breaks out front of the caravan park, they can produce quality waves when the banks are right, often best on higher tide.
The rip at Broken is beauty, it can make the fittest man buckle so fuel up and be prepared to paddle!
What are the best surf conditions for Ballina?
Gets good between head-high to double overhead. We recommend riding your longboard, fish or shortboard here. Ballina in New South Wales is best suited to intermediate to advanced surfers. The surf here is sometimes decent (4/10). The best winds for Ballina are South and Southwest. The best swell direction is from the South and Southeast
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini, plus a wetsuit top, in summer with the warmest water temperature a pleasant 21 degrees in January. In winter we recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit with temps being a brisk 16 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.