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Latitude: 28° 50.518' S
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turn off highway through ballina and ur there
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
peaky fast powerfull wave, lots of fun great place to improve you surefing
Actually it's a pretty mellow righthander over sand. Can have some very long rides, rarely hollow. Go the ones that look like closeouts.
Paddle out off the rock shelf about half way out the point. Watch where the locals paddle out from.
great amitherter fun waves but don't go out there alone, watch out for the sharks
Unreal mid week, uncrowded, warm water.
By kwotch22 , 29-09-2008
Let's clear this up.... - OK, let's end all this crap about Flatrock.
It's just north of Ballina, I think everyone here knows where it is. On the north side of the rock shelf is flatrock, it's a righthander that breaks over sand (with maybe the odd patch of reef, depending on the sand). It's best from about late December to early winter. This is because the north easters during summer push the sand down to the south end of the beach and fill in the corner making a good bank. In winter the southerly swells gut flatrock and push the sand to the north of the beach, when this happens the bank can disappear or become absolute shit. There is a reef on the south side of the rock shelf called backsides, mainly surfed by boogers. It is pretty sketchy. If backsides is any good, flatrock will be alot better.
The place is extremely sharky. Yes a guy got launched off his board and yes there are makos that jump around out there but the drop off the rock shelf out the back of flatrock is a favourite haunt of big bull sharks. There's lots of fish and lots of sharks. Think twice before surfing there alone.
But it's a sick wave and can be uncrowded and going off if you know when to look.
By local bodydoarder , 12-10-2006
confusiuon - some people get flat rock confused with spot x which is just down from flaty awsome left can go right cron suky maily for bodyboarders lol havnt seen a surfer get a decent wave there yet peace
By Anonymous , 29-08-2006
Nice Place - To any travelling surfer, disregard most of these comments. It's a beautiful place, the waves are pretty average (there's shit loads of waves in the area), but fun and the camping is fantastic. Oh, and when it goes onshore, go and surf at -
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