Found in Port Macquarie in New South Wales, Port Macquarie is a decent wave that breaks off the river mouth in town. The waves here can be a bit tricky to surf as they peel over a sand bottom, providing sections for carves and hacks. There are other waves in the area, mostly beach breaks with the occasional point.
What are the best surf conditions for Port Macquarie?
Gets good when it’s bigger, between head high and double overhead. We recommend a longboard for the smaller days and a shortboard when the size comes. The rivermouth is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is not super consistent (4/10) and can get busy on weekends and holidays (5/10). The best winds come from the West. The best swells are big and from the East. Works best on a medium tide, although it is dependent on the sand at the rivermouth.
We recommend wearing a springsuit in the summer with the warmest water temperature hitting 21 degrees in January. In winter we recommend wearing a 3/2 as water temperatures drop to around 16 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.