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Drive to long reef beach and if the swells huge look out to the ocean near the rocks.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Long Reef Bombora
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Park your at Long Reef beach and prepare for an extremely long, frightning paddle. To surf this place properly you will need a big island style gun and a lot of experience in huge style. This place has power like some of the famous big wave spots in Hawaii.
By Anonymous , 10-06-2007
- this bombie needs a storm swell to get going. it is usualy pretty deep out there so the waves r really full and therefore hard to catch. best bet is a longboard, or if u wanna take a risk with a shorter board, sit on the outside of the impact zone. ull get more waves, but come a cleanup set, and u might be regretting it...has power- u dont want to get caught in a set. if you have a jetski, tow ins are not a bad idea when its clean. i suggest not going out unless its clean, which is rare, because groundswells are very rarely big enough to get going on the bombie
By anonymous , 09-02-2006
krazy kiwi - this place is pretty tame im 15 an i surfed it 5 ft it sucks up an throws a lip bt not worth the pro or kamakazi statis where i surf in a sold 6m swell we gt 10 ft sets off the point nw i broke my arm there bt nw surf it when ever it breakz need 6'8" plus or tow in
By anonymous , 23-01-2005
- dude yeh long reef breaks on 2ft days, but only the bomby breaks on masive swels. this spot isnt long reef, its longy bombora. and its like bloody pipe, u need xperience
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