South West Rocks (T-Bay), Mid North Coast NSW Australia
Windsurfing, Wing Foiling & Kitesurfing at T-Bay
South West Rocks (also referred to as Trail Bay or T-Bay) is located on the NSW Mid North Coast approx 80 km north of Port Macquarie (3.5 hours from Newcastle or 5 hours from Sydney).
This spot offers superb flat water sailing in a NE breeze on crystal-clear turquoise blue water.
It is suited to windsurfing, wing foiling and kitesurfing.
During the warmer months NE winds prevail, providing smooth water in-close, and open bay conditions once you leave the protection of the break-wall. The only real swell to enter the bay is nor-east, but any sizeable swell with “east” in it will usually wrap around the point providing some fun waves to ride or jump.
Sandy bottom & can stand up in most of the area. Nice tame rolling waves to pop-off.
It can also be a great area for beginners when the onshore wind is light as the water is shallow and protected.
Not so good for kitesurfing as launching in the off-shore breeze can be difficult.
Most windsurfers & wing foilers launch from the gaol end of the bay where you will find a grassy rigging area, town water & cold showers.
Park right out on the point and use the concrete ramp near the break wall to access the beach.
From the beach the water is smooth and only waist-deep for quite a way out before hitting the small swell wrapping around the heads/break-wall.
For kitesurfers the beach is huge so there is plenty of room to rig & launch your kites.
This spot is reasonably safe for all levels of riders with plenty of spots where you can touch the bottom closer to shore. As with most coastal areas around Australia you should be aware of sharks. This area gets the odd Bronze Whaler, Tiger Shark, Hammer Head and yes Great White.
This spot has so many things to do including swimming & lazing on the sandy beaches, surfing, snorkelling & scuba diving, fishing (beach & boat), SUPping, sightseeing, visiting places of interest like the historic Trial Bay Goal or the Smoky Cape Lighthouse.
Check out this great video showing what you can expect at this spot….
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Trial Bay Gaol campsite & picnic ground is located in the Araboon National Park right on the waterfront at Trial Bay. If you are camping and you are wanting to windsurf at Trial Bay each day without having to get in the car, then this is the best option as you can leave your gear rigged up and walk to Read more...
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The Horseshoe Holiday Park is located near the town of South West Rocks facing Horseshoe Bay and Trial Bay. They offer 1 bedroom cabins (max 4 guests/cabin) with private bathrooms, seating/living/dining area and kitchenette. The cabins have an outdoor patio/seating area plus sea views. The park has a Picnic/BBQ area & laundry facilities. This is a great location with direct Read more...
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The Seabreeze Beach hotel is located in the middle of South West Rocks and just 150 m from Horseshoe Bay. If you are looking for a hotel-style room with a bit of socialising this could be the place to stay. There are various room types catering for 2-5 guests and all have air conditioning, SKY-TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities. Read more...
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Bump and Jump
- Entry-Level Wave Sailing
- Flat Water
- Small Waves
- Open Sea
- Moderate Temp Water
- Salt Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Camp Ground
- Cold Showers
New South Wales
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