Information about Sunset Beach, what's done there and who does it
The wind fills in on the sea first at Sunset Beach. There are are three parking areas to choose from. Sunset offers perfect down-the-line wave riding, as long as you get some swell, and there are several peaks along the beach. It is always lighter on the inside and nuking on the outside. South Easterlies are cross offshore. Get here early to avoid the crowds.
Beach faces: West Best wind direction: SE and the occasional NW (which is cross-on). Worst wind direction: All others. Tide: It is best when the tide is fully out because the wind will be less gusty. There is a small but vicious shorebreak at high tide. What’s on the bottom?: Sand. Any hazards: Apart from various aquatic life from the top of the food chain and powerful waves when the swell is big, nothing else! Other water users: The odd kitesurfer and surfers. Suitability/levels: When the swell is small Sunset is a good introduction to waves for the aspiring intermediate. Experts can take full advantage of the excellent down-the-line wave riding conditions. Wipeout factor: High, if you do not hold onto your kit on a big day. You will be in for a fairly long swim in. On small days it is reasonably safe
edited by Torben 15.05.10