Drive towards Lennox Head lookout, park at top, follow the trail and cruise down (just watch out for spiky vegetation). Getting in and out here can be a challenge, as polished, small slippery rocks lead the way. But when the groundswell from S-SE comes in, winds are absent or W-NW the ride is great. Chill in the lineup, enjoy the serenity and amazing backdrop. A world class right point that can barrel and have you surfing FAST for over 300m. Best conditions are a cyclone swell or decent ground swell but Lennox can break on any swell over 2ft. Best on SW to SE winds For experienced surfers only.
Lennox Reef is a flat, submerged boulders reef off the southern corner of Lennox beach, just in from the famous Lennox Point. Due to the water depth, it is best surfed at higher tide as the rocks do tend to come to the surface on low and make paddling and duck diving dangerous. When the offshore wind is blowing the peaks out here can be really fun and the crowd factor is usually low. The paddle is quite long from the beach (maybe 150 - 200m) but is flat water until you get to the reef it self about 100m off shore. Best in a small to medium swell.
Just south of Lennox Point, Boulders (named after the basalt rocks that have eroded to form the beach) is suited to the experienced surfer. Boulder Beach has been referred to as the backside of Lennox Point. Boulder’s is a step up from Flat Rock (see below)- it can hold reasonably big swell and, with its rocky shore and tricky entry points, is not a place for the novice surfer.
Flat Rock is a long flat rock platform in front of a popular camping ground. Easy to find as it is well sign posted and just off the coast road south of Ballina. The wave can get really good but is usually a slowish right hander that tends to section. Waves are fun and well suited to intermediates and beginners. The rock platform provides good protection from SE wind so a sneaky afternoon session can be had when everywhere else is blown out.
Easy to find, follow the East Ballina signs and then go towards the river. North Wall is the north side of the man made break wall where the river meets the sea. There is a road to the break and a car park. When every where is 2ft North Wall is 4ft! A swell magnet of a place. On its day it is a serious take off and fast down the line wave that often meets with a closeout near the beach. Best left to experienced surfers once it is over 3ft. Great spot to check when the wind goes to the SE too, as the break wall offers protection in the onshore wind
They specialise in surfing lessons that get you to your feet and riding waves safely. You can join an introductory, 4 hour group surf class, commit to some serious fun with a 3 or 5 day learn to surf package or choose one a great value private surf lesson. It is available all year round with a choice of 2 group surf lessons daily and private surf lessons for 1 person, 2, 3 or more by appointment. Board Hire (1day) $20 + wetsuit $25 Tel: 6685 5169 Mobile: 0419 207 965 www.koolkatzsurf.com
SUMMERLAND SURF SCHOOLS
They surf at three locations - Ballina, Evans Head and Lennox Head. Regular 2 hour Surf Lessons held daily from 9am - 11am Ballina / Lennox area Cost $50pp, 3 lesson packages (3 x 2hrs) $125pp. Simon & Lorraine Freeden Phone: 0428 824 393 www.summerlandsurfschool.com.au
MOJO SURF SCHOOL
They are the ultimate surf school, lessons are for 4 hours, Equipment- surfboards and wetsuits are provided. Need to bring swimmers and towel and funds for your surf photos. Bookings are essential. Prices – Half Day ($69), 2 day – ($119), 3 day – ($169) TEL: 1800 113 044 www.mojosurf.com
LEARN TO SURF WITH CHEYNE HORAN
Beginner (1 lesson) 2 hour Package- $49.00 Intermediate (Level 1) 4 lesson minimum package - $35.00, reinforcing what you have already learned Intermediate (level 2) -4 lesson Minimum package- $35.00, Mastered the basics TEL: 1 800 22 SURF (7873) www.cheynehoran.com.au/surfschools.asp?loc=4
Stand up Paddle (SUP), is now the fastest growing water sport in the world. SUP gives you an all over body workout which is gentle and low impact. SUP is easy to learn in one lesson. In each lesson you will learn: Equipment knowledge, paddling safety, Correct paddling technique and stance, controlling the board, using paddle for stability and Front sweep/back sweep turns. Phone: 0434250830 http://byronstanduppaddle.com.au
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