Box Head Reviews and Ratings
(New South Wales – Newcastle, Australia)
Visitor reviews of Box Head surf break
December 26, 2011
Michael from Australia
This place is a joke for crowds - best bet get your drive on for the south coast, better waves and less hassles or better still give up surfing and go to the pub
Box Head Ratings
Based on 2 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 4.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
(1: Box Head is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 3.0
(1: Box Head is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in New South Wales - Newcastle. 5: the best break in New South Wales - Newcastle).
Difficulty Level: 3.5
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Box Head can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 4.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Box Head, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Box Head are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Box Head is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Box Head requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 3.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Box Head for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Box Head is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Box Head is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 4.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Box Head, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Box Head where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 2 votes. Vote
December 17, 2011
boxhead from Australia
May 26, 2010
Moggy from Australia
Box head is an exceptionally long left sandbar at the entrance to Brisbane Waters. it only breaks a few times a year on large South Swells. A large crew frequent the break whenever it works, and most buddy up with a PWC for quick access back to the peak after each ride. Inside section can be quite hollow on lower tides, but competition for waves is fierce.