5 waves in 5 days – Duranbah
The last of our 5 favourite waves is Duranbah. Duranbah, aka D-Bah, is one of the most consistent waves on the coast and you can nearly always expect to get a wave here. If you’re headed down the southern end of the Gold Coast D-Bah is sure to put on a show in a variety of conditions.
The wave – D-Bah is a beach break located on the northern side of the Tweed River, right on the border of NSW and QLD. It’s a wave magnet and picks up swell from the S, SE and E. It’s best in W winds, or S winds against the wall. When there’s no waves on the points you can nearly always guarantee that D-Bah will have at least 1 to 2 foot beachies on offer. For this reason, this spot is also the location for many of the coast’s surfing comps, so you’re sure to see plenty of big-ticket surfers in the waves every now and again.
D-Bah is well known for it’s wedgy a-frame peaks that run from the northern to southern end. With a larger swell D-Bah delivers thick, powerful barrels, fast rides as well as hairy closeouts. On a smaller day it’s a wave that you can really have fun with. It’s the perfect platform to practise your air-game and use the chop and wind to your advantage. Check out Mitch Coleborn back in March launching from some frothy ones.
The Surfboard Warehouse weapon of choice
The Surfboard Warehouse has a huge range of boards to suit a variety of conditions.
Once again The Vessel Surfboards range of performance shortboards would be a good pick for this location in a larger swell. Try the Gypsea Sled and Dark Horse for speed in the barrel. Both boards are available in a variety of lengths and widths so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs.
If there isn’t much swell around and you’re grovelling for a wave, take out a board from The Surfboard Warehouse’s range of fish/fun boards. The Waterborn Cheap Thrills goes well in less than perfect conditions and the 5-fin configuration allows you to ride it as either a thruster or quad.
That’s a wrap up of The Surfboard Warehouse’s 5 waves in 5 days. If you want to know anything else about our range of boards give us a call on 1800 983 227, our knowledgeable staff are here to help you out.