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Heading towards Flinders, its about 2km past Point Leo turnoff. Don't know name of road to turnoff at. It's a short road that takes you down to dirt carpark lined with pine trees.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Atlas Point
PowerFast, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionNorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
There has to be a big swell running for this place to break. Generally consistent 8ft on the ocean beaches (Portsea, Rye, Gunnamatta). Then Pines will be about 2ft with 3ft sets and a nice crowd. Pretty much a mal wave.
It's usually small and crowded, but hey where isn't these days.
It's hardly ever uncrowded and above 2ft-3ft. It's always packed with mal riders on big boards. It's not a locals spot, but there tends to be a few heroes out there. It has a great setup but the wave tends not to wall up all the way, if it did it would be classic.
By Anonymous , 24-09-2009
big swell - i was out here on may 16th to it was the biggest ive ever seen western port it was easily 6ft maybe bigger and driving here on the way from flinders you could see the swell really pumping through the bay.. it was an epic day
By Anonymous , 18-05-2009
big swel 16th may 2009 - surf here on the 16th may massive swell.biggest ive ever seen this place.think everyone was down here.surfed the left in front of the creek.easily 4ft plus sets comin through.bout 6ft + out the bak reef.even little noosa was workin!
By The Enforcer , 12-01-2006
Classic - This spot is a classic. Best longboard wave in Victoria. Dont listen to all the shit , common down and have a surf. Keep a smile on ya dial , dont paddle to the inside and dont try to take all the set waves. Great place to have a relaxing surf. Really only suited to longboards but if you only shortboard give it a go. Starts off a bit flat but once it hits the reef , WHOOOaaaa. Never any hassles here , just good vibes and classic rides. Just remember to bring your manners because people put a lot of time into surfing this place and when its pumping (probably not the best description of pines...) these guys will want the best waves and why wouldn't they. If its to crowded have a look around. There are other great longboard waves within 15 mins walk. Don't just paddle out because there are others out there.So I will see you out there
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