Leighton Beach Reviews and Ratings
(Western Australia – Perth City)
Visitor reviews of Leighton Beach surf break
August 09, 2010
Liam Gillan from United Kingdom
Leighton Beach used to pump in the late 90's.
Leighton Beach Ratings
Based on 4 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 2.5
(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: 2.2
(1: Leighton Beach is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 2.3
(1: Leighton Beach is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Western Australia - Perth City. 5: the best break in Western Australia - Perth City).
Difficulty Level: 2.2
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 2.7
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Leighton Beach can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 4.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Leighton Beach, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Leighton Beach are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.2
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Leighton Beach is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Leighton Beach 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: 4.5
(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 Leighton Beach for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Leighton Beach 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: Leighton Beach is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 3.0
(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 Leighton Beach, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Leighton Beach where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 4 votes. Vote