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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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Australia, NSW, Coal Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 18.027' S
Longitude: 150° 56.562' E

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Can't do that. all i will say is its about 20 mins north of wollongong

English (Translate this text in English): Can't do that. all i will say is its about 20 mins north of wollongong

English (Translate this text in English): Can't do that. all i will say is its about 20 mins north of wollongong

English (Translate this text in English): Can't do that. all i will say is its about 20 mins north of wollongong

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Take off on a low tide can be a fair drop when the swell is around 4ft. deepends on the direction of swell how to set up. NE its should barrel sick the whole way down the ledge with a very shallow bowl at the end sometimes dry reef. Keep your speed up.easy to get out through the channel.

Easy take off. Carve your way for around 10 seconds then the bottom drops out of the wave and you can backdoor a epic crystaline a frame with one mo fuk of a lip that can really make some wipeouts a bit of fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Take off on a low tide can be a fair drop when the swell is around 4ft. deepends on the direction of swell how to set up. NE its should barrel sick the whole way down the ledge with a very shallow bowl at the end sometimes dry reef. Keep your speed up.easy to get out through the channel.<br /><br />Easy take off. Carve your way for around 10 seconds then the bottom drops out of the wave and you can backdoor a epic crystaline a frame with one mo fuk of a lip that can really make some wipeouts a bit of fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Take off on a low tide can be a fair drop when the swell is around 4ft. deepends on the direction of swell how to set up. NE its should barrel sick the whole way down the ledge with a very shallow bowl at the end sometimes dry reef. Keep your speed up.easy to get out through the channel.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Easy take off. Carve your way for around 10 seconds then the bottom drops out of the wave and you can backdoor a epic crystaline a frame with one mo fuk of a lip that can really make some wipeouts a bit of fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Take off on a low tide can be a fair drop when the swell is around 4ft. deepends on the direction of swell how to set up. NE its should barrel sick the whole way down the ledge with a very shallow bowl at the end sometimes dry reef. Keep your speed up.easy to get out through the channel.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Easy take off. Carve your way for around 10 seconds then the bottom drops out of the wave and you can backdoor a epic crystaline a frame with one mo fuk of a lip that can really make some wipeouts a bit of fun.

Atmosphere

very clean water. brilliant. green and black bottom makes high speeds fun. great views of the headland.on a sunny winters day with light off shore winds it is picturesque. Usually a really nice crew of bodyboarders cheering everyone on. really colourful bottom but also alot of marine life eg. sharks, stingrays and the odd groper and maybe a few blue ring octopus.

English (Translate this text in English): very clean water. brilliant. green and black bottom makes high speeds fun. great views of the headland.on a sunny winters day with light off shore winds it is picturesque. Usually a really nice crew of bodyboarders cheering everyone on. really colourful bottom but also alot of marine life eg. sharks, stingrays and the odd groper and maybe a few blue ring octopus.

English (Translate this text in English): very clean water. brilliant. green and black bottom makes high speeds fun. great views of the headland.on a sunny winters day with light off shore winds it is picturesque. Usually a really nice crew of bodyboarders cheering everyone on. really colourful bottom but also alot of marine life eg. sharks, stingrays and the odd groper and maybe a few blue ring octopus.

English (Translate this text in English): very clean water. brilliant. green and black bottom makes high speeds fun. great views of the headland.on a sunny winters day with light off shore winds it is picturesque. Usually a really nice crew of bodyboarders cheering everyone on. really colourful bottom but also alot of marine life eg. sharks, stingrays and the odd groper and maybe a few blue ring octopus.

General

The take off is easy (no freefall/airdrop) long wall ahead to play with but must keep you speed. At the end there is a really heavy A frame bowl that pitches over and spits like nothin else. Best wave i have surfed besides the island. Bloody sick. On a good day every wave will spit and its not too crowded. i have had it perfect with 3 others out.

English (Translate this text in English): The take off is easy (no freefall/airdrop) long wall ahead to play with but must keep you speed. At the end there is a really heavy A frame bowl that pitches over and spits like nothin else. Best wave i have surfed besides the island. Bloody sick. On a good day every wave will spit and its not too crowded. i have had it perfect with 3 others out.

English (Translate this text in English): The take off is easy (no freefall&#47;airdrop) long wall ahead to play with but must keep you speed. At the end there is a really heavy A frame bowl that pitches over and spits like nothin else. Best wave i have surfed besides the island. Bloody sick. On a good day every wave will spit and its not too crowded. i have had it perfect with 3 others out.

English (Translate this text in English): The take off is easy (no freefall&amp;#47;airdrop) long wall ahead to play with but must keep you speed. At the end there is a really heavy A frame bowl that pitches over and spits like nothin else. Best wave i have surfed besides the island. Bloody sick. On a good day every wave will spit and its not too crowded. i have had it perfect with 3 others out.

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By Anonymous , 06-01-2009

the real headies - Doesn't come around much anymore .long live the 90's and the days of emty pits . Before all the rocks ...yeah you no.

By Anonymous , 05-07-2007

Irony - Isn't it ironic that you are all claiming this wave. I too remember that epic day in 1996 in fact there have been many days at headies that are perfect quality. Unfortunately it is also a fickle wave that rarely breaks perfectly. Not to mention the increasing amount of blow ins that come to surf here trying to claim it instead of paying respect to locals who reguarly surf it on lids and stand up. Get it right boys and then maybe you'll be allowed a few more waves.

By cronnula stand up 4 life , 09-11-2006

Dont go out headies - HE every one trust me donyt ever go out heaies if your a surfer or even if your not local there r these hell hot rippers that ride boogers n run the join id say they are better than anyone ive seen out shark island but i went out one day n this bodyboader it a bowl wen i was paddelin out did a bakflip thing n while doin it yelled fuk off lad so i kept padelin out n before i got to the take up spot i was lyin on the beach wit a black eye n they let down the tires on my car n rote locals only fuk off kooks on me winscreen it shore tought me a lesson so everyone leave these local kids alone they jst wantr a good surf with their mates dont bother tham or ull cop it

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