Michaud Point Reviews and Ratings
(Canada – Cape Breton Island)
Visitor reviews of Michaud Point surf break
June 19, 2010
Michelle Richards from Canada
I run the surf school at Point Michaud Beach in the summer. I will be updating surf conditions on my surf report line. Anyone can call (902) 227 1230 to check surf conditions at Point Michaud Beach. Will be updated everyday as conditions change from July 1st to August 31st.
Michaud Point Ratings
Based on 2 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 3.5
(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: 4.0
(1: Michaud Point is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 4.0
(1: Michaud Point is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Canada - Cape Breton Island. 5: the best break in Canada - Cape Breton Island).
Difficulty Level: 1.5
(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: Michaud Point can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Michaud Point, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Michaud Point are often excellent).
Water Quality: 5.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Michaud Point is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Michaud Point 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: 5.0
(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 Michaud Point for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Michaud Point 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: Michaud Point is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 2.0
(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 Michaud Point, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Michaud Point where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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