North Coast, New South Wales, Australia

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Wave-rich subtropical coastal zone in New South Wales, Australia, running approximately 350 headland-studded miles from Newcastle up to the Queensland border. Reefs, rivermouths, beachbreaks, and jetty breaks are included among roughly 200 North Coast surf spots, but the area is best known for its right-breaking point surf, including Lennox Head, Byron Bay, Crescent, and Angourie—all of which prod...

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