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Latitude: 38° 33.083' S
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Woodside Beach, near Yarram in south east Gippsland. The eastern end of the 90 mile beach
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Woody
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
Stunning beach with (usually) an easy paddle out in the channels and with more peaks to choose from than you can poke a stick at! If it's a smaller day (1mtr swell) go towards the mid tide - low tide as the wave will be better, when the swell is between 1.5 - 2 mtrs it only works on a high tide, if the swell is any bigger it closes out the banks. Beware of Noahs, with the exception of the Nobbies on the island and Kanowa Island off the Prom, it really doesn't get much sharkier than at this spot.
Woodside Beach, like most beach breaks around the world can offer up some of the best waves you'll ever surf, certainly it's one of the few places around here that can provide you with the opportunity for a view from the green room. When all the conditions come together it's a truly awesome place to surf. Best conditions are a hig tide ~2mtrs + NE swell running between 2-3mtrs and a north west wind at about 10knots, pretty rare to get them all together but when it does, it's an awesome session. Watch out for sharks as this area has been noted by CSIRO as a key breeding/feeding ground for immature (1-2mtr) great whites and the local fishos seem to catch big sharks off Woodside Beach on a disturbingly regular basis...also some big seals around here to scare the pants off you too!
Has it's good days and bad days but if you live locally enough to hit it when it's working it can be better than any other break in this area with big, fast, powerful, sucky and hollow waves.
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