The island just off the beach offers protection from the wind and helps to clean up the waves, which are powerful but usually quite short. The rip next to the island can be useful to get out back on bigger days. The peak most surfed is the one next to the island but there are other peaks further down the beach which sometimes work too. When there is an easterly swell it can get very good the other side of the island (on the beach called Binigaus).