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Latitude: 38° 21.823' S
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Get to Koonya General Store on old Melbourne road and head straight to the back beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Koonya Reef
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising tide
Quite heavy shorebreak, also psycho reef break on high tide. The reef area is best when big swell, high tide and North wind. Shorey can be any wind.
Don't use your best surf board it will get broken, but you will get sick barrels before that.
Fun to charge and hurt yourself if that's what you're into. There is a fun shorey just next to it if you like eating sand.
This beach is a little cove with rocks either side of the beach break. On high tide surf the right hander off the right to the right and any other time surf the huge shore breakers.
"can be one of the best little reefs in vicco"
By Anonymous , 29-01-2010
i love koonya it hoots - i remember i had an epic sesh at koonya once in the late 80s, back when johnny menstrual was handing out pieces of plastic to use as umbrellas. darryl had respect for the game but now he's in sydney. anyway it was late arvo around 7pm and i was only one out, 4-6ft and barrellin its hollow titties off!! anyway i was in the water wen this rad old dude named rabbit, ron a motorbike rode down onto the sand. he had an old school ghetto blaster attached to his rear fender and he was pumpin "the safety dance- men without hats" on loop. what a grasshopper! probably one of the more memorable sessions ive had on the pen, apart from when i saw a guy ski down the portsea dunes on the sabbath thinkin it was vancouver, but hey thats a diferent story altogether.?
By Anonymous , 16-03-2009
- - saw one bloke out there by himself late jan pretty furkin big and and he was chargin it respect
By carter , 06-12-2008
losers - tell everyone about it suckerrs. nothin better than a crowded small takeoff zone u knob gobblers. funny how i'm the only one out when it's big. and thanks for asking if u could put my photo on. i want royalties. stick to surfin the net n fuck of my reef. props to josh morgan but the rest can get sucked off thru the glory hole. yours heavy handedly carter.
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