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Driving from Adelaide take the road to Noalunga (30 mins), keep going past Noarlunga and head towards Southport rivermouth, try to drive along the esplanade (coast road). Triggs is just one of numerous break in this area between Southport and Moana when it is on, located by the carpark with the trigg point next to it. If the surf looks good just walk down the cliff path and paddle out to the left of the peak.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
The break actually has two peaks, Triggs 1 and Triggs 2 both rights. Triggs 1 is the main peak and can sometimes link with the second peak on the right swell direction. Generally this is a fickle area for swell as the locals know all to well. But occasionally 3ft and can be a real fun wave in the right conditions. Check the surf report first. Try to stay on either peak and don't let the longboarders dominate.
Not as much hassle as seaford reef. sharks have been sighted in the area, but usually just little bronzies, don't let it bother you! One of my favourite waves on the mid if it is bigger. But you have to get on it at the right time of day as usually it is crap if the tides are wrong. You can generally tell how good it is by how many cars in the carpark, i have only seen it full once.
Fun, with friends at 3ft and offshore.
By ralph macchio , 15-03-2006
stay gold - i used to like this wave the best on the Mid when I was a grom...it seemed pretty consistent back then...even barrell-y...I am on prozac now...hee hee
By anonymous , 28-01-2006
mid gold!!!!! - When the mid is working this is the only place i will surf on the whole stretch.
By anonymous , 18-01-2006
triggs rocks - what can i say about triggs! used to think it was ok when i was about 12-14 years old now i wouldnt bother lookin at it!! you can get better surf session's on the ripples at the river murray! if u live in adelaide, get up at 4:30 am and drive 2-3 hours to yorkes for the day or weekend and get the waves of ur life...and say gday to the good ppl at rhino's tavern..LEGENDS
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