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Go to Collaroy Beach, look towards the Nth end, see the pipe, and on the other side, is one of the best breaks around
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name The Pipe
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
There are 2 waves here, the right, whcich is a really powerful break, if you don't take it properly, and the left, which isn't as powerful, but there is a pipe, around, 30m-50m away from the take off zone.That is usually the only danger, except for some of the locals around.
it is a fun wave because you can get all the feeling of a rock and point break, like at dee why, or butter box, but the depth of the water gets every rider at leats once or twice a session, but other than that, the brut power, and suckiness of the wave suprises even good surfers and bodyboarders around.
A good wave for anyone, unless you are a begginer, then the collaroy side of the pipe may appeal to you more
By Anonymous , 05-04-2007
Peaky Swell - I surfed South Narra last year on a mix of NE and S swell. There were some great 4 foot barrels that were actually spitting. NE and S are good swells, though it doesn't hold much size over 6 foot. The sandbanks are the key though like most beachies.
By Griff , 07-06-2006
Bodyboarders - You are going to get alot og bodyboarders at Narrabeen as thats where one of the major bodyboard only shops is.
By Scott , 06-06-2006
Over crowding - Yeah i have left messages a while back and i loved southy then becuz of less crowding now in the last year i like it even more becuz 90% of the time i can surf it with me and about 5 other local boys sharing a nice peak however in that other 10% all the surfers that talk shit about the break decide to surf it and way too many shark bisquits decide to surf aswell.... I would also like to hail roger the police dog....
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