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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Florence bay

Australia, QLD, Far North West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 19° 7.394' S
Longitude: 146° 52.721' E

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4 by 4 or walk. Near Townsville on "Magnetic island ". North East Coast.

English (Translate this text in English): 4 by 4 or walk. Near Townsville on "Magnetic island ". North East Coast.

English (Translate this text in English): 4 by 4 or walk. Near Townsville on "Magnetic island ". North East Coast.

English (Translate this text in English): 4 by 4 or walk. Near Townsville on "Magnetic island ". North East Coast.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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By drewerd , 02-03-2012

frequency - florence is super fun when its on. long enough for 3 turns per wave. radical and balding get way better but they need a very special set of circumstances. in 10 years of surfing the island regularly i only got about 7 sessions in those bays but i got some A grade waves with barrels.

By FROTH SURFER , 05-09-2011

Where ? - Dude I live here in Townsville,please help me out and share the stoke...?

By Wortho , 26-08-2011

Fuck it, there's nothing else to do. - It's somewhat of a logistical pain in the arse to get here but it's worth it,especialy if you live in the surfing noman's land that is Townsville. Even in just a strong SE trade wind this place will produce a little wind swell. Does get epic in a cyclone swell, unfortunately you'll be in a cyclone.Although the surrounding hills provide some protection there is still alot of debry flying about and it is quit dangerous. Wear a helmet. I'm not kidding.Alternatively wait till the cyclone crosses the coast or passes south and the swell will keep rolling in for 12 - 48 hrs without the wind.

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