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Episode 3 of Cross Steps – “Norfolk Island”

Jack Entwistle & I head to out into the Pacific Ocean to adventure Norfolk Island, to shoot a surf video and take photos for surfing magazines.

Jack Entwistle, Professional Long boarder “Norfolk Island is one of the most remote and unspoiled surf destinations around the World. The quality and variety of waves for such a small island like Norfolk is incredible, not to mention the amazing landscapes, large cliff faces, big pine trees that surround you while you surf. With the rite conditions Norfolk has some world class waves”. 

Footage : Eyes in the Sky Visuals

Norfolk Pumps!

Published on March 19th, 2017 | by nowhere man

Norfolk Island is most known for its rich history, picturesque landscape and stunning sapphire coloured ocean.  A subtropical Island, with a tapestry of forests, gardens and rolling pine-dotted meadows, Norfolk Island is surrounded by some of the deepest and most beautiful waters in the Pacific Ocean.  With its rugged coastline pounded by heavy swells, this sub-tropical island has had its own Board riders club for some time, keeping the reef breaks all to themselves (no crowds here) The secret is now out and the island is  becoming increasingly popular with overseas surfers.

Norfolk is open to swell from all angles with the predominant being from the south. The west, east and southern sides all have good breaks, with swells rolling in over the island’s volcanic rock and coral reefs. Slaughter Bay located in Kingston, the World Heritage site has the most consistent reef break offering up barrelling lefts and peaks. This reef is where the Flagship of the First Fleet, HMS Sirius was wrecked in 1790. Other reef breaks worth checking out are Cemetery Beach and Ball Bay or walk the winding track down the hill to Anson Bay for a beach break.

There are also secluded spots around the island, which can offer big waves and reef bombies, these areas are quite difficult to get to, quite often scrabbling down a cliff and it is highly recommended you go with a local surf guide.

One of the charms about the island is that surfers can leave their boards and wetsuits on the grassed areas and it will still be there the next day!

NZ Surfer Journal

It was nicknamed ‘Hell in the Pacific’ in the 1700’s by troublemakers who found themselves caught up in the penal system, we can assure you that these days this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Norfolk Island is a spec of land, 1600km Northeast of Sydney, popping out of the Pacific Ocean somewhere between New Zealand and New Caledonia. Pine trees, rugged cliffs, pristine water, coral reefs and uncrowded waves – doesn’t sound like ‘hell’ to me.

Pricey flights keep the crowds to a minimum, razor sharp reefs form barrels without a droplet out of place and strong southerly swells give chargers some swell worth chasing. It’s a surfing destination that should definitely be on your radar.

Longboarding aficionado Jack Entwistle recently hopped over to Norfolk for a week of exploring between WSL events. Although the swell he and mate, Nic Jones, were after came up a little short, they managed to track down a few fun ones, nonetheless.

In need of a photographer and with family on the island, Jack had the inside word that local Zach Sanders would be the best camera wielding sidekick anyone could hope for. After all, a story is just a tale unless there’s proof!

Check out the video and start planning your trip to Norfolk Island, it’ll be worth it even if it’s just to unwind in green pastures.

The Island has 5 main surf breaks:

Bumboras Beach, which is a great favourite with the locals.

Slaughter Bay, Kingston is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat.

Anson Bay is a secluded bay, located down a cliff face. Once you have completed the trek, you will find yourself in a beautiful location.

Cemetery Beach located at the end of the historic cemetery in Kingston. Only really an option on the high tide.

Balls Bay located on the South Eastern corner of the island, is another great spot to try with the right conditions.

Secret Locations, you had better ask the locals when you are on island.

Credit : Barney Cools

Finding Gonad Man Living Large on Norfolk Island
by Derek Morrison – October 10, 2018

What is it about island living that sets a pace of life that is two parts relaxation, two parts lifestyle and one part work? Norfolk Island is a little rock in the South Pacific with exactly these values. It impressed us with its character, abundance of waves and an actual resident Gonad Man.

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Credit : Kit Wilson