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Latitude: 33° 47.955' S
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This is one of the best point breaks of Sydney breaking in front of Manly Beach, next to Shelly Beach you can access the spot by paddling around the corner of Shelly
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Bower
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
You can park the car up the hill of Shelly Beach in the parking be carfull for the rocks on favorable day there is a liason with the spot behind call Winki Pop it produce a very long wave. On low tide 5 foot plus this wave can get super ledgey and shalllow. but otherwise a nice point break that should be surfed by a good surfer.
locals will just burn u if you're a kook or backpaker.
Very good but when good often too crowded
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By Anonymous , 26-02-2010
Surfing the bower in winter - In winter the water gets down to around 14-16o, so be sure to bring your steamer. The Bower is an awesome spot, does get a bit crowded, but in my opinion is well-worth a paddle. In terms of localism, it pretty much the same as everywhere else - show a little respect, no dropping in and you'll be sweet. Manly is a haven for beginners, so look out for a few wayward boards on the main beachbreaks. In terms of other spots nearby, you'll nearly always be able to find a wave at Curly (Curl Curl), or Dee Why to the north. Long Reef slightly further up faces more south, and even further up the peninsula is the classic Nth Narra. Enjoy!
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