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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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 Cape Schanck

Australia, VIC, Melbourne East

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Charge down to Cape Shank. Located between Flinders and Gunna.
Walk along the track towards Gunna. Walk 20 mins scale down 400m hilly cliff down. Follow your eyes you can see it from the top!
Experienced only. If you hurt yourself you won’t be walking out. You will hurt yourself getting in and out, it’s hell.
It takes close to an hour to get back to the car park...if you’re hurt you may have to be air lifted....
There is nothing around but cliff and rock.
So have fun and charge hard.....

English (Translate this text in English): Charge down to Cape Shank. Located between Flinders and Gunna.<br />Walk along the track towards Gunna. Walk 20 mins scale down 400m hilly cliff down. Follow your eyes you can see it from the top!<br />Experienced only. If you hurt yourself you won’t be walking out. You will hurt yourself getting in and out, it’s hell.<br />It takes close to an hour to get back to the car park...if you’re hurt you may have to be air lifted....<br />There is nothing around but cliff and rock.<br />So have fun and charge hard.....

English (Translate this text in English): Charge down to Cape Shank. Located between Flinders and Gunna.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Walk along the track towards Gunna. Walk 20 mins scale down 400m hilly cliff down. Follow your eyes you can see it from the top!&lt;br &#47;&gt;Experienced only. If you hurt yourself you won’t be walking out. You will hurt yourself getting in and out, it’s hell.&lt;br &#47;&gt;It takes close to an hour to get back to the car park...if you’re hurt you may have to be air lifted....&lt;br &#47;&gt;There is nothing around but cliff and rock.&lt;br &#47;&gt;So have fun and charge hard.....

English (Translate this text in English): Charge down to Cape Shank. Located between Flinders and Gunna.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Walk along the track towards Gunna. Walk 20 mins scale down 400m hilly cliff down. Follow your eyes you can see it from the top!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Experienced only. If you hurt yourself you won’t be walking out. You will hurt yourself getting in and out, it’s hell.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It takes close to an hour to get back to the car park...if you’re hurt you may have to be air lifted....&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There is nothing around but cliff and rock.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;So have fun and charge hard.....

DistanceDay trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Schanck / The dank

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerFun, Powerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

-Do not go alone, very remote;
-Hard walk, cliffs;
-Difficult to get out the water;
-Cars have been stolen from car park;
-Shark feeling about;
-Good luck!

English (Translate this text in English): -Do not go alone, very remote;<br />-Hard walk, cliffs;<br />-Difficult to get out the water;<br />-Cars have been stolen from car park;<br />-Shark feeling about;<br />-Good luck!

English (Translate this text in English): -Do not go alone, very remote;&lt;br &#47;&gt;-Hard walk, cliffs;&lt;br &#47;&gt;-Difficult to get out the water;&lt;br &#47;&gt;-Cars have been stolen from car park;&lt;br &#47;&gt;-Shark feeling about;&lt;br &#47;&gt;-Good luck!

English (Translate this text in English): -Do not go alone, very remote;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;-Hard walk, cliffs;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;-Difficult to get out the water;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;-Cars have been stolen from car park;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;-Shark feeling about;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;-Good luck!

Atmosphere

Charge it......and get out safe. For true chargers only
This is a desolate place one of the only few left.....it looks so much like Uluwatu...big cliff - big surf....This place is a real swell magnet... seriously be careful...but charge it

English (Translate this text in English): Charge it......and get out safe. For true chargers only<br />This is a desolate place one of the only few left.....it looks so much like Uluwatu...big cliff - big surf....This place is a real swell magnet... seriously be careful...but charge it

English (Translate this text in English): Charge it......and get out safe. For true chargers only&lt;br &#47;&gt;This is a desolate place one of the only few left.....it looks so much like Uluwatu...big cliff - big surf....This place is a real swell magnet... seriously be careful...but charge it

English (Translate this text in English): Charge it......and get out safe. For true chargers only&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This is a desolate place one of the only few left.....it looks so much like Uluwatu...big cliff - big surf....This place is a real swell magnet... seriously be careful...but charge it

General

Awesome...bring your gun...it looks small from cliff but it won’t be... trust....

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome...bring your gun...it looks small from cliff but it won’t be... trust....

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome...bring your gun...it looks small from cliff but it won’t be... trust....

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome...bring your gun...it looks small from cliff but it won’t be... trust....

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By Tom Shannon , 17-09-2010

Tom Shannon - Love and Live the shank

By Anonymous , 13-05-2010

Sharky Shank right - In the 70s there was (and probably still is) a small right off a reef down a ways from the big left. Surfing one afternoon with me mate Kip and this shark jumped out of the wave face just as he missed the take off. No dolphin - definitely a 6' shark which followed us both in as we washed up on the rocks. Little brother Chris was watching from the top of the cliff and thought we were going to be eaten for sure. Didn't surf the right much after that.

By Anonymous , 25-09-2009

schankas - great waves,i'd say a light easterly would b ideal.gunna 6-10 ft. it'l be on.take a couple o extra inch's .not for amateurs.normally a great vibe amongst the crew to.c u out there.

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