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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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 Sawmills

Australia, VIC, Melbourne West

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Off of Great Ocean rd. Victoria. you need a car. approximately 0.5 km east the town of Kennet River

English (Translate this text in English): Off of Great Ocean rd. Victoria. you need a car. approximately 0.5 km east the town of Kennet River

English (Translate this text in English): Off of Great Ocean rd. Victoria. you need a car. approximately 0.5 km east the town of Kennet River

English (Translate this text in English): Off of Great Ocean rd. Victoria. you need a car. approximately 0.5 km east the town of Kennet River

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Very cruisy right hand wall, with some hollow sections.A good alternative when w/nw wind, good swell and too crowded around bell's/cathedral area

English (Translate this text in English): Very cruisy right hand wall, with some hollow sections.A good alternative when w/nw wind, good swell and too crowded around bell's/cathedral area

English (Translate this text in English): Very cruisy right hand wall, with some hollow sections.A good alternative when w/nw wind, good swell and too crowded around bell's/cathedral area

English (Translate this text in English): Very cruisy right hand wall, with some hollow sections.A good alternative when w/nw wind, good swell and too crowded around bell's/cathedral area

Atmosphere

right on ocean road, tree covered hills down to water...Best in the autumn/winter with the westerlies, rarely crowded, often only 2 or 3 people. Very pretty place, lots of wildlife, including the rare, but scary, white shark.i've had some memorable surfs here.

English (Translate this text in English): right on ocean road, tree covered hills down to water...Best in the autumn/winter with the westerlies, rarely crowded, often only 2 or 3 people. Very pretty place, lots of wildlife, including the rare, but scary, white shark.i've had some memorable surfs here.

English (Translate this text in English): right on ocean road, tree covered hills down to water...Best in the autumn/winter with the westerlies, rarely crowded, often only 2 or 3 people. Very pretty place, lots of wildlife, including the rare, but scary, white shark.i've had some memorable surfs here.

English (Translate this text in English): right on ocean road, tree covered hills down to water...Best in the autumn/winter with the westerlies, rarely crowded, often only 2 or 3 people. Very pretty place, lots of wildlife, including the rare, but scary, white shark.i've had some memorable surfs here.

General

not a classic, but a good cruisy wave. beware the reef, take-off right in front of rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): not a classic, but a good cruisy wave. beware the reef, take-off right in front of rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): not a classic, but a good cruisy wave. beware the reef, take-off right in front of rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): not a classic, but a good cruisy wave. beware the reef, take-off right in front of rocks.

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By Anonymous , 01-12-2010

soft and fat - not only are the people who surf it soft and fat, so is the wave.

By Anonymous , 25-09-2009

the mill - oh yeahhhhh.sure those other breaks r great.bells,winky,the rock etc.its pretty uncrowded.great in a w/sw or sw wind and can give a long ride.and hows the bloody serenity hey,just beautful.mid tide is ideal.RIP RUSTY DOG.

By Anonymous , 30-10-2007

- Sawmills does get epic, obviously you havent surfed it much!

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