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Latitude: 33° 39.603' S
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Park at newport beach carpark walk to the south end of the beach and you should see waves peeling of a rock plat form about 150 meters out.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Reef
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
This wave needs a perfect take off to surf, once you have taken the ledgy sucky drop (not to deep) this break will provide you with a near perfect barrell, if not perfect.The long island reef at the south end of Newport catches swell from all directions but its only rideable waves are on the northern side when an E to NE swell pushes through and stands up on the reef pumping out a powerful right, known as Crosswaves. The right peels along the reef sectioning, make a point of getting out of the wave before you reach the far end of the island and avoid finding why this spot is so appropriately named. Crosswave holds massive S to NE swells, requiring bigger boards and humungous nads.
This spot reminds me of shark island and wiamea point put together, I say this because it is hollow sucky and heavy like shark island and there may be 4-5 people to a wave when its big like wiamea.
I love this spot its fun and perfect, this break deserves more attention, it would be a great break for comps ect overall I think its world class.
By Anonymous , 05-02-2008
local - shit break dont g out
hell sharp reef and really full waves
hardly get a wave in a croud and very unrelyable! dont bother
By booger king , 18-02-2007
backdoor bandit - crosswaves definately rips been cranking for 5 days in a row
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