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From the Board Walk Casino area walk straight to the pier at Hobie beach . On Low to mid tide u can paddle out at bottom of pier ...bigger days paddle around pier . Great Kentucky Fried Chicken smell as you surf !!! Take aways in front of offshore wind !
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Shark Rock Pier
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
A decent wave when you have one of 2 scenarios in place.
1.During summer have had a hectic SE onshore wind for days and it turns Offshore SW suddenly ...wait a few hours for it to smooth out .But catch it before any loss in energy from offshore wind.
2. During Winter strong flat West direction swell will produce Epic grinding dreging barrells from the last Pylon . Wave comes in at you for stylin off the lips and carves.
Watch out for the bottom rock on high tide.
People hassle when it gets good for sure.
Stylin hollow tube with land hugger beach and boobies right next to it ....expect to entertain the people looking from the pier.
By pubes , 24-12-2006
pier can cook - when its good its too crowded. had some good sessions though. i remember getting out after a great session at 5ft and seeing a bodyboarder catch a wave that linked up all the way down to humewood!!!
By sOME oNE wHO IS yOUNGER than U , 03-04-2006
Sean Birkholtz _ aka S-dAWG - Bruu!!! you are obviously a bodyboarder who doesnt know what he is doing!!!! New Pier CRANKS at the end of those winter months when the easterly swells start dredging on the sand-banKS!!!! go sing some songs for grey###cHEER lEADER
By s_dawg , 19-01-2005
Inconsistant!! - Oh my word pew pier is the most inconsistant wave i have ever come across! IT NEVER BREAKS! during the year it is occupied by some jock vaalies with jetski's that think they are extreme because they can ramp a 1ft wave and get 2ft air. They are all hackers. But anyway..getting back to the wave - i have had some EPIC sessions at this place but they are few and far between. And when news is out that it is working the crowds come in huge numbers. And all most of the surfers cant handle the fast speed that the wave breaks at and they hack like crazy. Go to pipe or something if you're going to get in our way.
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