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Go to the penguin parade on Phillip Island.You can only go there between 9 am and 4am
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Good spot when Wooli is to big and chopped out. Needs a big swell to be good.
Great spot no-one out most the time. It's a bit shallow so watch out for the rocks.
Great spot. Experienced surfers only, watch out for the penguins and sharks can be a problem round here due to being pretty close to the nobbies.
By Anonymous , 02-07-2007
- why does it say u can only go between 9 and 4? its talking bout the track from the top of the cliff that aint to do with the penguin thingo
By boogerbros , 27-06-2007
Can be a classic - Summerlands, had some epic sessions there, especially when the swell is big. Can hold quite a big swell, plus when it is big, the reef in the centre of the bay (Centre Crack) breaks. I had an epic session there about 12 years ago it got up to 10ft(face), I was only 15 at the time, so it probably wasn't that big, but it was basically a big take off with a bit of a barrel, then it turned into shorebreak, which gets quite hollow, and eventually closing out. This place works well in a westerly wind (can't remember who said it before), usually everywhere else is crap, YCW used to be ok, but it's just a big closeout now. So we went off to Summerlands :DBefore the Penguin Parade built the bloody boardwalk there was a river that ran out into the sea, which made the shorebreak a lot better, and it put some sand on the point.The island used to be a lot better than it is now. Is there anyone out there who agrees?
By One third of the hot ones , 23-05-2007
A reward for patience - Get to know this wave and reap the rewards. When its big and lining up she will show you her best, but you have to get to know her - tubes, shoulders to play on and a great reform shorebreak tube on the right day - if you know how to pick the right wave, and you ride it right. The centrebreak is fun too - a sucking, jacking takeoff, and a fun wall into an inside-out shorebrak - holds up to 2.5m at low tide, but be quick to your feet or meet the reef. And yeah I've seen sharks, especially a monster one out there (25'+) over 30 years ago, but they don't eat people, there's too much other good stuff for them around the area.
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