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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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 The Gate

Australia, VIC, Western Victoria

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It's past Cape Otway and before Portland.

English (Translate this text in English): It's past Cape Otway and before Portland.

English (Translate this text in English): It's past Cape Otway and before Portland.

English (Translate this text in English): It's past Cape Otway and before Portland.

Distance

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave quality

Experience

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

The sand bar here is very stable. It channels swell to perfection. There's a little hill right in front of the break where you can check conditions.

English (Translate this text in English): The sand bar here is very stable. It channels swell to perfection. There's a little hill right in front of the break where you can check conditions.

English (Translate this text in English): The sand bar here is very stable. It channels swell to perfection. There's a little hill right in front of the break where you can check conditions.

English (Translate this text in English): The sand bar here is very stable. It channels swell to perfection. There's a little hill right in front of the break where you can check conditions.

Atmosphere

cold and lonely. I've never seen anyone out here.

English (Translate this text in English): cold and lonely. I've never seen anyone out here.

English (Translate this text in English): cold and lonely. I've never seen anyone out here.

English (Translate this text in English): cold and lonely. I've never seen anyone out here.

General

very, very good wave. One of the best waves I've ever surfed. Short and sweet like Bird Rock. HOWEVER, does not work often. The sandbar is unusually close to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): very, very good wave. One of the best waves I've ever surfed. Short and sweet like Bird Rock. HOWEVER, does not work often. The sandbar is unusually close to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): very, very good wave. One of the best waves I've ever surfed. Short and sweet like Bird Rock. HOWEVER, does not work often. The sandbar is unusually close to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): very, very good wave. One of the best waves I've ever surfed. Short and sweet like Bird Rock. HOWEVER, does not work often. The sandbar is unusually close to the beach.

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By anonymous , 18-02-2003

no title - Right! Yeah! I know where you mean.

By anonymous , 07-10-2001

#$@^$%@&#^%^$%#&# - This is the best wave in Australia. If you catch this place when its on you will be the happiest person in the world.

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