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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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 Storm - bar pipe

Australia, NSW, Newcastle

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go to bar beach take a short walk from clubhouse north between susan gilmore and bar. the pipe will be submerged on the high tide around ankle deep walk out and rock hop head for the end of the pipe.

English (Translate this text in English): go to bar beach take a short walk from clubhouse north between susan gilmore and bar. the pipe will be submerged on the high tide around ankle deep walk out and rock hop head for the end of the pipe.

English (Translate this text in English): go to bar beach take a short walk from clubhouse north between susan gilmore and bar. the pipe will be submerged on the high tide around ankle deep walk out and rock hop head for the end of the pipe.

English (Translate this text in English): go to bar beach take a short walk from clubhouse north between susan gilmore and bar. the pipe will be submerged on the high tide around ankle deep walk out and rock hop head for the end of the pipe.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name bar pipe

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionEast, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism

 Additional Information

dont back out, watch for suck, rock hop

English (Translate this text in English): dont back out, watch for suck, rock hop

English (Translate this text in English): dont back out, watch for suck, rock hop

English (Translate this text in English): dont back out, watch for suck, rock hop

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General

this spot is a great spot for bodyboarders good break with a lot of suck and some good power.

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is a great spot for bodyboarders good break with a lot of suck and some good power.

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is a great spot for bodyboarders good break with a lot of suck and some good power.

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is a great spot for bodyboarders good break with a lot of suck and some good power.

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By bar is shit , 24-12-2006

wtf - whats this storm shit, i never seen a pipe out there. sounds like u talking about bar reef. y call it storm no 1 knows it by that name.

By anonymous , 19-05-2005

sucking dry - i hate stormies when it sucks dry, you can go it but you just cant sit as deep, low tide and 4ft+ its usually sucking dry, but its still the sickest break. You can definently go more then 50m

By naffe , 10-12-2004

watch out - hey im an local that bodyboard here when its goin. just when it is suckin dry here make sure u dont go left as u will get done over trust me its not good

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