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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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 Big Left

Australia, VIC, Melbourne East

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 38° 29.106' S
Longitude: 145° 0.605' E

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In Flinders.
Go to car park at West End of golf course - break is directly offshore (not the one on the point this is Cyrils). Can be quite a paddle in distance terms but the lack of currents definitely helps.

At the end of the Flinders Golf Course, there's a carpark, which if it's any good there will be cars. Get changed and its a 10 minute walk down hill & cliff. It's next to Cyrils way out to sea.

English (Translate this text in English): In Flinders.<br />Go to car park at West End of golf course - break is directly offshore (not the one on the point this is Cyrils). Can be quite a paddle in distance terms but the lack of currents definitely helps.<br /><br />At the end of the Flinders Golf Course, there's a carpark, which if it's any good there will be cars. Get changed and its a 10 minute walk down hill &amp; cliff. It's next to Cyrils way out to sea.

English (Translate this text in English): In Flinders.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Go to car park at West End of golf course - break is directly offshore (not the one on the point this is Cyrils). Can be quite a paddle in distance terms but the lack of currents definitely helps.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;At the end of the Flinders Golf Course, there's a carpark, which if it's any good there will be cars. Get changed and its a 10 minute walk down hill &amp;amp; cliff. It's next to Cyrils way out to sea.

English (Translate this text in English): In Flinders.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Go to car park at West End of golf course - break is directly offshore (not the one on the point this is Cyrils). Can be quite a paddle in distance terms but the lack of currents definitely helps.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;At the end of the Flinders Golf Course, there's a carpark, which if it's any good there will be cars. Get changed and its a 10 minute walk down hill &amp;amp;amp; cliff. It's next to Cyrils way out to sea.

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Big Joes

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Good on a dead wind or a light northery get used to the paddle.

Park the car at the west end of the golf course. If passing through the golf course from West Head, a quick check of conditions can be made.

Can get very big swells. Gets very crowded when it good. About a ½k paddle offshore so it's better on a light breeze. It also has a right hander off the long left and is one of the most popular spots for Mals and Surf Skis.

Park your car at the carpark at the end of the road that runs through the Flinders Golf Course. Get changed and follow the track down to the beach and paddle out which takes about 15 minutes. It seems sharky but don't know anyone who's seen a shark. Good to take a bigger board for the paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Good on a dead wind or a light northery get used to the paddle.<br /><br />Park the car at the west end of the golf course. If passing through the golf course from West Head, a quick check of conditions can be made.<br /><br />Can get very big swells. Gets very crowded when it good. About a ½k paddle offshore so it's better on a light breeze. It also has a right hander off the long left and is one of the most popular spots for Mals and Surf Skis.<br /><br />Park your car at the carpark at the end of the road that runs through the Flinders Golf Course. Get changed and follow the track down to the beach and paddle out which takes about 15 minutes. It seems sharky but don't know anyone who's seen a shark. Good to take a bigger board for the paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Good on a dead wind or a light northery get used to the paddle.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Park the car at the west end of the golf course. If passing through the golf course from West Head, a quick check of conditions can be made.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Can get very big swells. Gets very crowded when it good. About a ½k paddle offshore so it's better on a light breeze. It also has a right hander off the long left and is one of the most popular spots for Mals and Surf Skis.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Park your car at the carpark at the end of the road that runs through the Flinders Golf Course. Get changed and follow the track down to the beach and paddle out which takes about 15 minutes. It seems sharky but don't know anyone who's seen a shark. Good to take a bigger board for the paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Good on a dead wind or a light northery get used to the paddle.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Park the car at the west end of the golf course. If passing through the golf course from West Head, a quick check of conditions can be made.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Can get very big swells. Gets very crowded when it good. About a ½k paddle offshore so it's better on a light breeze. It also has a right hander off the long left and is one of the most popular spots for Mals and Surf Skis.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Park your car at the carpark at the end of the road that runs through the Flinders Golf Course. Get changed and follow the track down to the beach and paddle out which takes about 15 minutes. It seems sharky but don't know anyone who's seen a shark. Good to take a bigger board for the paddle.

Atmosphere

windy near a gold course and hang glidy range and a big cliff.

Pretty laid back spot with a wide variety of surf craft. The break breaks in different locations with each wave which makes picking up a wave a reasonably simple affair without too much hassling.

It's a nice spot to surf (except the paddle!!) on an offshore day with blue skies. Paddling out it looks like an Indo wave but without the hollowness. It's usually a pretty relaxed crew out there but be careful of the waveskis and big mal ridders who can sometimes hog the waves. If it's a bit crowded, go right which less people surf.

English (Translate this text in English): windy near a gold course and hang glidy range and a big cliff.<br /><br />Pretty laid back spot with a wide variety of surf craft. The break breaks in different locations with each wave which makes picking up a wave a reasonably simple affair without too much hassling.<br /><br />It's a nice spot to surf (except the paddle!!) on an offshore day with blue skies. Paddling out it looks like an Indo wave but without the hollowness. It's usually a pretty relaxed crew out there but be careful of the waveskis and big mal ridders who can sometimes hog the waves. If it's a bit crowded, go right which less people surf.

English (Translate this text in English): windy near a gold course and hang glidy range and a big cliff.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Pretty laid back spot with a wide variety of surf craft. The break breaks in different locations with each wave which makes picking up a wave a reasonably simple affair without too much hassling.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a nice spot to surf (except the paddle!!) on an offshore day with blue skies. Paddling out it looks like an Indo wave but without the hollowness. It's usually a pretty relaxed crew out there but be careful of the waveskis and big mal ridders who can sometimes hog the waves. If it's a bit crowded, go right which less people surf.

English (Translate this text in English): windy near a gold course and hang glidy range and a big cliff.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Pretty laid back spot with a wide variety of surf craft. The break breaks in different locations with each wave which makes picking up a wave a reasonably simple affair without too much hassling.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a nice spot to surf (except the paddle!!) on an offshore day with blue skies. Paddling out it looks like an Indo wave but without the hollowness. It's usually a pretty relaxed crew out there but be careful of the waveskis and big mal ridders who can sometimes hog the waves. If it's a bit crowded, go right which less people surf.

General

Breaks in deep water and is fairly safe - needs a reasonable swell to get it really firing.

It's a great wave. If it was closer to the beach it would be ultra-crowded. The left is very consistent in form with nice power and great for roundhouse cutbacks and floaters. The right can get really good with long walls but it's a bit fickle. It starts breaking when the beach breaks are about 5-6ft (big left 3ft) and a solid 8ft beachies will see the big left at about 5ft maybe 6ft sets. Then it's not generally surfed bigger than this.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks in deep water and is fairly safe - needs a reasonable swell to get it really firing.<br /><br />It's a great wave. If it was closer to the beach it would be ultra-crowded. The left is very consistent in form with nice power and great for roundhouse cutbacks and floaters. The right can get really good with long walls but it's a bit fickle. It starts breaking when the beach breaks are about 5-6ft (big left 3ft) and a solid 8ft beachies will see the big left at about 5ft maybe 6ft sets. Then it's not generally surfed bigger than this.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks in deep water and is fairly safe - needs a reasonable swell to get it really firing.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a great wave. If it was closer to the beach it would be ultra-crowded. The left is very consistent in form with nice power and great for roundhouse cutbacks and floaters. The right can get really good with long walls but it's a bit fickle. It starts breaking when the beach breaks are about 5-6ft (big left 3ft) and a solid 8ft beachies will see the big left at about 5ft maybe 6ft sets. Then it's not generally surfed bigger than this.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks in deep water and is fairly safe - needs a reasonable swell to get it really firing.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a great wave. If it was closer to the beach it would be ultra-crowded. The left is very consistent in form with nice power and great for roundhouse cutbacks and floaters. The right can get really good with long walls but it's a bit fickle. It starts breaking when the beach breaks are about 5-6ft (big left 3ft) and a solid 8ft beachies will see the big left at about 5ft maybe 6ft sets. Then it's not generally surfed bigger than this.

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Jan 5, 2010
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By CB , 22-05-2007

17/5/07 - This should be re-named big walk, big paddle, big left. A lot of effort for little reward. Was about 1.5m and took a lot of work to get a ride even on a Mal.P.S. is this site run by 'short-boarders'. As strange at it may seem to them, there are many other means of surfing.

By Anonymous , 27-08-2006

Huh? - What Left?

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