Point Cartwright is located in Queensland, Australia. It is a fun but sometimes tricky point break that wraps around a rock and sand point. The waves here are challenging and break for up to 200 meters providing great hollow sections for barrels as well as the odd carve.
What are the best surf conditions for Point Cartwright?
The point starts turning on at waist high and stays good up to triple overhead. We recommend a longboard when small and a shortboard or step up when the juice arrives. The point is best suited to intermediate or advanced surfers. The surf here usually is breaking (5/10) and there will be healthy competition on the peak when it is good (5/10). The best swells com from the Northeast, East, and Southeast. Offshore wind blows from the Southwest and the point works on all tides.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temperatures hit 25 degrees in January. In winter a springsuit is the way to go as temps drop to a still warm 19 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
200M LONG WAVE
Point break OVER Rock and sand BOTTOM