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Latitude: 38° 30.435' S
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Car park is situated adjacent to the Great Ocean Road a couple of km's before you reach Lorne. You don't even have to get out of you car to check out the surf. An easier paddle out is achieved by using the channel to the west of the peak and paddling around the back of the line-up.
Easy to find?
Good day length
Good swell direction,
Good wind direction,
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Cathedrals is one of the best spots on the West Coast and as a result does get really crowded, especially on weekends. It offers fast "down-the-line" type waves with hollow sections. It is primarily a winter time wave, requiring a solid swell to work (it picks up less swell than the waves in the Torquay-Bells region). The wave is afforded considerable protection from SW winds by Lorne point so can often be very clean here when other spots are blown out.
Usually a very competitive place to surf - similar to what you'd expect at Winkipop. Don't surf here unless your ability matches that of the wave.
Great wave, but often over-crowded
By Renzo Peruvian , 13-04-2007
what a beauty - It seems to be a really good wave, when I surfed it was over head ...really nice ride mate!...
By b-rizzle , 13-02-2007
Cathedral's Rocks! - Surfer Rob, wassup mayne? That was a good session during the Bells final day. Rip Snort!
By Surfer Rob , 18-01-2007
rip snot - why is everyone so critical, what happened to just having fun surfing, who cares who u are! and no I'm no kook. I was out here while parko and kelly were shredding bells in the final
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