About Bowes River

From Kalbarri down to Northampton, vivid red and yellow sandstone bluffs meet the Indian Ocean making access a hassle and reducing surf potential. Port Gregory has some wind-exposed reef and beachbreak, while Bowes River near Northampton is a great spot to camp for a few days and surf the rivermouth peaks or the offshore reefs of Horrocks and Camel. It’s consistent, and the mixed sand and reef breaks are not too heavy.

A guided 4WD tour around here will undoubtedly uncover some other good spots, off the sealed road. Really sharky out on the fringing reef though.

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  • Submerged reef with peaky waves Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Uneven Reef and Sand Uneven Reef and Sand
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  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 10 2 Swell Range 2 - 10ft

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