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Latitude: 34° 2.571' S
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Travel down Bussel Highway and take the right hand turn into the road marked redgate and follow it to the carpark. Simple really
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
There are two but sometimes three main take off spots in the bay at the north end which is the main wave if there is a bit of swell around you can sit next too or near the great big rock that juts out of the water and take the rights. If you can be arsed you can walk down the beach to the south end and take the lefts which is usually a little lighter on the crowds. sometimes the wave breaks well in the middle but mostly that just closes out.
Mostly this wave is average to good and a nice place to teach the kids to surf. But its always worth a check because when its on you can get some epic beachbreak waves speedy barrels and a nice long ride in some of the cleanest and most bluey green water imaginable its fantastic and if theres no swell theres a wreck in the middle of the bay that you can snorkel on or the reef in front of the car park which provides some great safe snorkelling or diving for yourself or the kiddies. The only downside is that it can get a little crowded on weekends if its a nice clear day and especially in summer the crowds can be out of control but theres usually not enough swell for it then anyway. Best time to go is on a nice beautiful spring day after a storm has come through and ripped out the banks.
Personally one of my favourite chill out waves on the coast
By anonymous , 07-05-2006
Best time - I went down during the pro and had a bodyboard and had an awesome time at redgate hey
By a local from margs , 19-03-2006
its better than were use are from - redgate is A PRO beach for locals only soooo piss offf alll u tourists and leave it to locals
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