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It is at the mouth of the Merri river in Warrnambool which is Known as Stingray Bay
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at Over 3.5m / 12ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
Needs huge swells to start breaking (eg 15 foot plus results in about a 1 to 2 foot wave). But as these swells usually come with a SW or W wind it means that almost everywhere but Stingray bay is on shore.
This wave gets super fun with the swell wraping in from the open ocean an cleaning up it then hits the rock wall that the road to the breakwall is built on. Once it hits the rock wall it bounces off forming a sick fun little wedge that has heaps of drive, and offers fun barrels and air bowls. there is also side waves to play with. their is also a right hander of the island it breaks off a rock shelf and wraps along the sand its pretty cool
Super fun only check it if its a swell of the centuray
By jesus h christ , 13-03-2007
r u whacked? - man if we didn't put that break water there the surf club, yacht club, a couple of caravan parks n most of south warrnambool would not b there coz the wave comin into there would be massive u fucin idiot!
By Angry! , 11-04-2006
F#CKED! - If those fuckers didn't put that break water there.. there would be one of the best right handers in the world.. better than balcknose and winki! if only they didn't put that slab of shit there!
By anonymous , 14-09-2004
- one of the most consistent rights in victoria measureing up agains winki pop maybee even better. pits massive pits. seriously i have seen pictures of this spot a long time ago working b4 the breakwater was built and the underground aquarium which is now shut down. u need an easterly sweel which never really hapens but there used to be good right a long time ago. dont bother now.
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