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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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 Thunder Reef

Australia, TAS, West Coast

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 Access

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey, Slab

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

breaks eighth metres in front of a big kelp covered rock.
the swell comes out of deep water and suddenly hits the reef and ledges.
breaks best on low to mid tide.
its more hollow and draws more water off the reef.

if your surfing it for the first time you'll more than likely you'll discover just how sharky and secluded it is. and dont just sit on the shoulder and look at. just paddle out and take off on the fisrt bomb that comes through.

English (Translate this text in English): breaks eighth metres in front of a big kelp covered rock.
the swell comes out of deep water and suddenly hits the reef and ledges.
breaks best on low to mid tide.
its more hollow and draws more water off the reef.

if your surfing it for the first time you'll more than likely you'll discover just how sharky and secluded it is. and dont just sit on the shoulder and look at. just paddle out and take off on the fisrt bomb that comes through.

English (Translate this text in English): breaks eighth metres in front of a big kelp covered rock.
the swell comes out of deep water and suddenly hits the reef and ledges.
breaks best on low to mid tide.
its more hollow and draws more water off the reef.

if your surfing it for the first time you'll more than likely you'll discover just how sharky and secluded it is. and dont just sit on the shoulder and look at. just paddle out and take off on the fisrt bomb that comes through.

English (Translate this text in English): breaks eighth metres in front of a big kelp covered rock.
the swell comes out of deep water and suddenly hits the reef and ledges.
breaks best on low to mid tide.
its more hollow and draws more water off the reef.

if your surfing it for the first time you'll more than likely you'll discover just how sharky and secluded it is. and dont just sit on the shoulder and look at. just paddle out and take off on the fisrt bomb that comes through.

Atmosphere

sharky, secluded, and pretty much one of the most scenic surf spots on the west coast of tassie

English (Translate this text in English): sharky, secluded, and pretty much one of the most scenic surf spots on the west coast of tassie

English (Translate this text in English): sharky, secluded, and pretty much one of the most scenic surf spots on the west coast of tassie

English (Translate this text in English): sharky, secluded, and pretty much one of the most scenic surf spots on the west coast of tassie

General

sick break and epic barrels to be had dont be soft. take everything

English (Translate this text in English): sick break and epic barrels to be had dont be soft. take everything

English (Translate this text in English): sick break and epic barrels to be had dont be soft. take everything

English (Translate this text in English): sick break and epic barrels to be had dont be soft. take everything

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By whitey , 23-01-2008

SHARK - i actually got bitten by a shark out here. thats me in the pic

By west side? , 02-01-2008

fuck you - thunder reef is on the east coast and i live there and surf it all the time the mountain is called mount orfard and it needs like an 8 plus swell to break so fuck you locals charge it just not on the 2 foot days that you and your mum surf it on

By Anonymous , 24-07-2006

- Its out front of Mount Cameron in murrawa... get to greens beach and look north, yep thats the mountain, by a map or ask a local yokal for directions to the track out there.. no of them would surf it anyway

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