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Latitude: 27° 25.377' S
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The spot is located on North Stradbroke Island, a 50 minute barge trip from Brisbane
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Cylinders
Wave qualityWorld Class
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Cylinder is a really great wave, works in several distinct sections from the top of Deadmans Beach to Home Beach, down in front of the hotel. The prize bank is usually of the corner of Cylinder Headland itself. A primo wave can go from in front of the headland, through a screaming barrel section, then continue right down to in front of the pub, a ride of maybe 200m.
Has a hideous rip with a lot of south in the swell.
The locals dont like you dropping in, (strangely enough)if you drop in once expect to get dropped in on all day long by all of the local crew. The local crew seldom get violent, but still will tell you exactly where it's at if you're a rude pig.
Ideally, you need east swell, south wind and the right sand build up - not an easy thing, but breaks like the old Kirra on its' day, with NO crowd over 6 foot. Yippee!
By john smith , 17-10-2009
Cylinders inconsistent - I spend 3 weeks a year at straddie and not once have I ever seen it fire. It has a perfectly shaped bank but no swell.
By Local Bob , 27-10-2008
Cyclone swell - i surfed a wave from deadmans to amity during the epic cyclone swell of jan 08. These kooks tried to follow me out but they just got swept into moreton bay. I saw the stupid bastards on tv getting rescued
By Anonymous , 22-01-2007
dude dryd who carres bout gray nurse's - man grey nurse sharks won't hurt u they probly come up to u and give u a noce suck on the cock. Its the bronze whalers and tiggers that u have to worrie about.
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