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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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 Rock

Australia, QLD, Sunshine Coast

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Turtles is the next reef out along the point. Rock is before that, then before Rock is Platies. You can paddle the channel from Mooloolaba or drive to Pt Cartwright through Kawana.

English (Translate this text in English): Turtles is the next reef out along the point. Rock is before that, then before Rock is Platies. You can paddle the channel from Mooloolaba or drive to Pt Cartwright through Kawana.

English (Translate this text in English): Turtles is the next reef out along the point. Rock is before that, then before Rock is Platies. You can paddle the channel from Mooloolaba or drive to Pt Cartwright through Kawana.

English (Translate this text in English): Turtles is the next reef out along the point. Rock is before that, then before Rock is Platies. You can paddle the channel from Mooloolaba or drive to Pt Cartwright through Kawana.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Rock

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East

Good wind directionSouth

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Bodyboarding only wave not surfable. watch out for rocks at this place.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarding only wave not surfable. watch out for rocks at this place.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarding only wave not surfable. watch out for rocks at this place.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarding only wave not surfable. watch out for rocks at this place.

Atmosphere

This is a very very shallow fast short intense wave, you will find your sponge sliding along dry in da bazza (Edit : the barrel).

English (Translate this text in English): This is a very very shallow fast short intense wave, you will find your sponge sliding along dry in da bazza (Edit : the barrel).

English (Translate this text in English): This is a very very shallow fast short intense wave, you will find your sponge sliding along dry in da bazza (Edit : the barrel).

English (Translate this text in English): This is a very very shallow fast short intense wave, you will find your sponge sliding along dry in da bazza (Edit : the barrel).

General

My fave wave, best bodyboarding wave on the Sunshine Coast.

English (Translate this text in English): My fave wave, best bodyboarding wave on the Sunshine Coast.

English (Translate this text in English): My fave wave, best bodyboarding wave on the Sunshine Coast.

English (Translate this text in English): My fave wave, best bodyboarding wave on the Sunshine Coast.

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De spongydog
Jun 9, 2012
ROCK SLAB -
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De spongydog
Mai 26, 2012
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By john_childs , 17-08-2007

rock - I surfed it 2to 3m swell it#s sick,epic awsome i#ve been surfing that place for many years best it#s good when it#s going off photo 11 is lol good!

By anonymous , 12-11-2006

good as - i was out there yesti morningthere was nice barrels happening one of my fav places exept the swell dies down fast

By kyle.h , 17-10-2006

this place goes off - ive ridden it about 6 ft and once you drop in and look down the line you just see this solid wall of water ahead then look below when youre getting barrelled and it seems as though your ridin rock thats what you call shallow

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