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There is a path going from Marine Parade, near the Navy Base, through the bushes to the beach. Walk in a north direction along the beach until you get to the harbour's South Pier. The wave breaks next to the pier, mostly as a left, but with rights also. This is the only way in as it is in a Navy Base. There use to be a Ferry service but it no longer runs.
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name South pier
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Watch out for sharks. There use to be whaling station at the pier. A colony of some of the biggest great whites in the world inhabited the area to tax the catchings as they were dragged in by the whalers. When the whaling went away the sharks did not go with them. If it is big you can jump off the pier, if it is small just paddle out. From 4 feet up the wave wedges off the pier into a thick and fun left which offers deep tubes and big bowls. On smaller days it gives a fun beachy with good sections to hit and some tight barrels.
This is a dangerous, but very good wave. The fact that there are great whites the size of subamrines swimming around you keeps it empty most of the time at least.the wave warps and curls hard to ride
Not worth the walk unless the conditions are good. Not worth getting in the water if it is sloppy. It is a risk to enter the water and has to be worth it for good waves sake.
By H..O..B..O , 07-01-2007
HHOOBBOO - HEAVY SHIT...ITS WORLD CLASS WHEN ITS GOOD.. very hard to ride..dollys every where..aaaaaaahhhh
By Mr Shark , 09-06-2006
Come on in - I'm hungry.Anyway, besides that, come on in humans. I'd love one of those juicy legs you've got, er, I mean the waves are great!
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