This is an experienced surfing wave for those in the know. It offers on some swells barrels; it is an excellent short wave that runs along the side of the pier. A very strong local surfer environment that has a level of respect and a pecking order in larger swells. Recent years it has not broken as it once did.
The main beach also has waves away from the wall of the pier, and this can also be fun to ride, sometimes better and although maybe not peaking as high can offer just as much fun for those as not experienced.
The beach has facilities, small shops, pub, toilet and parking in car parks near the beach.
This is a South Westerly swell only. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here, although small summer swells can be regular. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Winds wells are much more typical than groundswells and the optimum wave angle is from the southwest.