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Latitude: 28° 7.529' S
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From Bisbane International Airport head go south from Surfers Paradise, in between Kirra and Burleigh Heads.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name The ALLEY
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Flat days. On days when it's flat everyone on the Gold Coast ... do go to The Alley. There is always a wave there. On flat days, this place is an excellent longboard beach.
When the Swell is HUGE don't park in the car park on the beach. Also beware of some locals they are scary
When its small its a really fun wave. As it gets over 3-4 ft the current starts running. Best to paddle out from the beach to the south when its big. Watch the rocks though.
Make sure your car is locked & your keys are on you. Best access is jump off the keyhole which is on the northside of the rocks. However check the rip as if strong paddle out off the beach to the south of the rock. The rip here can be soul damaging as you are trying desperately to get to the take-off spot at times. When you get one its worth it though. Fitness here can be handy. The sweep can take you north but there are also waves to be had along this point/beach break. Can get out & run around several times when its good.If going to get into grief with the rocks it will only be when you first hit the water, after that you won't even give it a another thought. When its good you have to get out down the beach, walk back up & paddle across the creek. No big deal.
Don't climb up elephant rock near the alley heaps of people get hurt on it.
Have had some of the best righthanders in my life here with some good mates.It can be a really long wave with varying sections that can keep you doing different turns all the way down the line.There is some old blokes that surf here so show some respect with a smile & not too much gun ho stuff. Usually enough waves here to all have a go.
Great Spot seen as second to kirra snapper and burliegh but it is a world-class wave
By SADAS , 09-02-2008
Agree! - Yeah this break sucks now and so does currumbin beach. Kooks galore in the lineup. Go get a ski and tow in, way easier.
By Anonymous , 20-12-2007
Currumbin shittest beach in world?? - No shit this is the crappest beach ever
THIS BEACh is as small as kirra (which is shit as 24 / 7.
and on big days picks up half of what the best surf spots on the coast pick up 2 like strad, d bah and froggies.
if You were considering to go to the gold coast DONT EVEN BOTHER cheacking out this beach its full of kooks and ur a kook if u even surf that its that crap.
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