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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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 Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Australia, WA, Kalbarri

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The Abrolhos Islands are situated parallel to the West Australian coast. They are made up of three groups of islands. The southern most group are called the “Pelsart Group”, the middle group “Easter Group” and the northern group are called “Wallabi Group”.The “Pelsart Group” are the closest to the mainland at 30 miles due west of Geraldton in the mid-west of Western Australia. The “Wallabi Group” is situated approx. 60 miles west of Kalbarri.
From Geraldton there are only day trips available to the Abrohlos at the moment, they are bloody expensive.
There are a number of ways to get there. Charter boat, which takes anywhere between 21/2 – 5 hours, depending on the weather. Fixed wing aircraft, can land only on one of three islands (one landing strip in each group of islands) and passengers must get a charter boat to take them to any other location. Helicopter, which takes 15-20 mins.to the “Pelsart Group”, 30-35 minutes to the “Easter Group” and approx. 40 minutes to the “Wallabi Group” in the north. The “Prestige” helicopter service has authorisation to land on any one of the 122 islands that make up the Houtman Abrolhos Islands.

The local dive shop in Geraldton is “Batavia Coast Dive Academy” and they also can arrange helicopter day trips to the islands for scuba/snorkelling or sightseeing.

English (Translate this text in English): The Abrolhos Islands are situated parallel to the West Australian coast. They are made up of three groups of islands. The southern most group are called the “Pelsart Group”, the middle group “Easter Group” and the northern group are called “Wallabi Group”.The “Pelsart Group” are the closest to the mainland at 30 miles due west of Geraldton in the mid-west of Western Australia. The “Wallabi Group” is situated approx. 60 miles west of Kalbarri.<br />From Geraldton there are only day trips available to the Abrohlos at the moment, they are bloody expensive.<br />There are a number of ways to get there. Charter boat, which takes anywhere between 21/2 – 5 hours, depending on the weather. Fixed wing aircraft, can land only on one of three islands (one landing strip in each group of islands) and passengers must get a charter boat to take them to any other location. Helicopter, which takes 15-20 mins.to the “Pelsart Group”, 30-35 minutes to the “Easter Group” and approx. 40 minutes to the “Wallabi Group” in the north. The “Prestige” helicopter service has authorisation to land on any one of the 122 islands that make up the Houtman Abrolhos Islands.<br /><br />The local dive shop in Geraldton is “Batavia Coast Dive Academy” and they also can arrange helicopter day trips to the islands for scuba/snorkelling or sightseeing.

English (Translate this text in English): The Abrolhos Islands are situated parallel to the West Australian coast. They are made up of three groups of islands. The southern most group are called the “Pelsart Group”, the middle group “Easter Group” and the northern group are called “Wallabi Group”.The “Pelsart Group” are the closest to the mainland at 30 miles due west of Geraldton in the mid-west of Western Australia. The “Wallabi Group” is situated approx. 60 miles west of Kalbarri.&lt;br &#47;&gt;From Geraldton there are only day trips available to the Abrohlos at the moment, they are bloody expensive.&lt;br &#47;&gt;There are a number of ways to get there. Charter boat, which takes anywhere between 21&#47;2 – 5 hours, depending on the weather. Fixed wing aircraft, can land only on one of three islands (one landing strip in each group of islands) and passengers must get a charter boat to take them to any other location. Helicopter, which takes 15-20 mins.to the “Pelsart Group”, 30-35 minutes to the “Easter Group” and approx. 40 minutes to the “Wallabi Group” in the north. The “Prestige” helicopter service has authorisation to land on any one of the 122 islands that make up the Houtman Abrolhos Islands.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;The local dive shop in Geraldton is “Batavia Coast Dive Academy” and they also can arrange helicopter day trips to the islands for scuba&#47;snorkelling or sightseeing.

English (Translate this text in English): The Abrolhos Islands are situated parallel to the West Australian coast. They are made up of three groups of islands. The southern most group are called the “Pelsart Group”, the middle group “Easter Group” and the northern group are called “Wallabi Group”.The “Pelsart Group” are the closest to the mainland at 30 miles due west of Geraldton in the mid-west of Western Australia. The “Wallabi Group” is situated approx. 60 miles west of Kalbarri.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;From Geraldton there are only day trips available to the Abrohlos at the moment, they are bloody expensive.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There are a number of ways to get there. Charter boat, which takes anywhere between 21&amp;#47;2 – 5 hours, depending on the weather. Fixed wing aircraft, can land only on one of three islands (one landing strip in each group of islands) and passengers must get a charter boat to take them to any other location. Helicopter, which takes 15-20 mins.to the “Pelsart Group”, 30-35 minutes to the “Easter Group” and approx. 40 minutes to the “Wallabi Group” in the north. The “Prestige” helicopter service has authorisation to land on any one of the 122 islands that make up the Houtman Abrolhos Islands.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The local dive shop in Geraldton is “Batavia Coast Dive Academy” and they also can arrange helicopter day trips to the islands for scuba&amp;#47;snorkelling or sightseeing.

DistanceSell the house, wife and kids

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Private access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Private beach
- Sharks

 Additional Information

The best option for a surf trip to the Abrohlos is to befriend a cray fisherman (they are the worlds friendliest people) and let him take you to the spots.

English (Translate this text in English): The best option for a surf trip to the Abrohlos is to befriend a cray fisherman (they are the worlds friendliest people) and let him take you to the spots.

English (Translate this text in English): The best option for a surf trip to the Abrohlos is to befriend a cray fisherman (they are the worlds friendliest people) and let him take you to the spots.

English (Translate this text in English): The best option for a surf trip to the Abrohlos is to befriend a cray fisherman (they are the worlds friendliest people) and let him take you to the spots.

Atmosphere

I have just such a friend.

English (Translate this text in English): I have just such a friend.

English (Translate this text in English): I have just such a friend.

English (Translate this text in English): I have just such a friend.

General

The Abrohlos are 22miles off Geraldton and only have surf in winter. But when it breaks it is epic.

English (Translate this text in English): The Abrohlos are 22miles off Geraldton and only have surf in winter. But when it breaks it is epic.

English (Translate this text in English): The Abrohlos are 22miles off Geraldton and only have surf in winter. But when it breaks it is epic.

English (Translate this text in English): The Abrohlos are 22miles off Geraldton and only have surf in winter. But when it breaks it is epic.

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By Anonymous , 27-06-2009

some person - gust got back sore the
super tubes soooo sick there go try it out u well love it

By DUC , 19-09-2008

SHARKS - Oi! Surfed Abrolhos three times and each time I was attacked by a shark. First it took my leg, then it took my arm, then another leg. 3 for 3!!! Don't surf there! The waves suck anyway. They are not perfect. And it's totally crowded. And everyone is being attacked by sharks. BLOOD EVERYWHERE!!! And watch out for the locals! They are ninjas and carry samuri swords!!! DON'T SURF THERE!

By yewww , 14-07-2007

meatball - me and a couple of mates went to seal island in the dinghy off big rat and there was this 10ft tiger shark lurking around waiting for the seals to go for a swim it was friken scary but its all good cos im a skinny s**t but before the shark came along it was good cos we were stirring up the boy seals and they were trying to chase us. good times good times

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