Surf trip advice required- mid north coast - end april

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rikodriko started the topic in Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 at 9:26am

Hi everyone.

I need some advice! A mate and myself are time poor surf starved dads and have miraculously have scored a pass out for 5 days at the end of April. We both fairly well travelled and experienced having done some good trips in the past (indo / maldives).

Im in sydney, and he's in Coffs. We are both agonising about where to spend our time - and looking at both crescent head and surrounds, or boomerangs and around there. As we dont know the area im looking for some advice on the best region to go visit for 5 days to get the masximum chance of some decent uncrowded hopefully barreling waves.

Ive heard that crecent is a good wavves, but can be a bit fat, but the back beaches can get real good, also boomerangs and around has some good back beaches too.

Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.

Cheers

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indo-dreaming Friday, 26 Mar 2021 at 5:48pm

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quadzilla Friday, 26 Mar 2021 at 10:17pm

Well,around Crescent theres a lot of water right now.The run off is dirty brown and is spooky.The point had a pack of bullsharks rip a deadcow apart a couple of days ago(recorded by drone).Steer clear of there.Down the road the floodgates are open at BigHill and its murky too.It takes a while to clear.Crescent and the beaches south have been inundated with visitors since Covid started,its not the quiet isolated backwater it used to be.

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kbomb Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021 at 10:57pm

Plus, if anyone doesn't already know, they are tarring Plomer Road, putting the cultural sites at risk and opening the doors for development. A sad time indeed. Write to Kemp$ey shire council if you disagree with it.
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quadzilla Saturday, 1 May 2021 at 12:44pm

kbomb wrote: Plus, if anyone doesn't already know, they are tarring Plomer Road, putting the cultural sites at risk and opening the doors for development. A sad time indeed. Write to Kemp$ey shire council if you disagree with it.
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It'll be a long time till theres a lot of development in that section of coast.The road is the most used in the shire(out of the unsealed roads).They are merely sealing the sections that aren't,and only to BigHill.S of there is NatParks responsibility so that won't happen till next century or later.Money that goes to the maintenance of the present unsealed sections will divert to the other unsealed parts of the shire.

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kbomb Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 8:49pm

"It'll be a long time till theres a lot of development in that section of coast.The road is the most used in the shire(out of the unsealed roads).They are merely sealing the sections that aren't,and only to BigHill.S of there is NatParks responsibility so that won't happen till next century or later.Money that goes to the maintenance of the present unsealed sections will divert to the other unsealed parts of the shire."

I disagree with you.
Maria River road will soon be sealed, new estates planned in Crescent, house prices booming. Sealing the road is a definite gateway to development. I understand they can't tar or develop the NP but the area from Crescent to Big Hill is a pretty special place too. Sealed roads need upkeep and maintenance too, the cost of sealing the road and the future upkeep of it..........should of kept it dirty.

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Distracted Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 9:47pm

+1 Kbomb.
Development will take a while but it will happen. As per Seal Rocks where there are now multi million dollar weekenders for the 4WD BMW crew after the road was sealed.

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simba Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 7:40am

+2 but development will happen quicker than you think.....

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stunet Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 8:15am

Take a look at the current proposal at The Farm to see where the apathetic 'but it's already ruined' argument gets you.

No, the coast south of Crescent isn't untouched but money won't stop till it's wall to wall resorts.

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Blowin Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 8:41am

Resorts if you’re lucky. More likely suburbs of micro blocks and large, ugly houses.

Of course, they’ll need a Westfield shopping centre to service their consumer requirements.

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kbomb Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 11:04pm

Yep it's a sad time around this area, a lot of locals put in a great effort to try and stop council going ahead with the sealing. Both Hastings and the Kempsey councils are hell bent on expansion, creating new estates left right and centre without any consideration to the natural environment of the area. They pass it off as progress.