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Latitude: 31° 51.615' S
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Comes off West Coast drive. Tiny bit North of the North Beach plaza.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Tomies
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
park car in carpark just above spot. walk out on ledge off reef and jump from their into the water.nice wave when small, soft. when big goes off, big and pushy. The only time this spot ever gets real good is with huge 3m+ swell. And sometimes when the rest of the metro beaches are blown out with w'ly winds, this place turns on and can be an awsome wave with the w'ly winds, although being sloppy, can give you some sick left and right hand bombs. Huge steep take-offs are the go at northies on a big day.
Rocks and reef can be a big hazard, and getting in and out of the water can be a struggle, but yopu can generally just jump off the reef on the shore. Sometimes youll have to dodge rocks and reef poking out of the water when ur catchin a wave.Mostly surfed by locals though lots of randoms are appearing nowdays. locals are friendly wont give ya a hard time. sitting in the water paciently waiting for a set, at the top of the stairs someone whistles and shouts "out the back!". everyone looks out the back and you can see a hump in the water everyone paddles but few paddle for it. barrels like hell on the ledgy reef!
Good fun. one of the most powerful spots in Perth on a big day.
Info: Thanks to Mike Wallace
By Edda , 22-12-2016
By Neilo , 26-05-2008
There's a lot of new guys - There a lot of new guys surfing tom's these day. some of the old crew call them blowfly's only come out when the surf is good and clean but your will not see them when it's big, is better because they sit way inside on the reef and get court in the wrong place at the wrong time when the big sets come though which piss the old boy off big time. So if you not the best surf and its out of your leage and your freind try ang get you out there go some where else. Because all you do is two things get hurt and piss people off please take this in the nice"s way.There a lot more place you can surf without getting hurt and pissing people off. Some of this guy's will run you over and call you everything under the sun.
By Nick , 27-12-2007
new bodyboarder - hey I'm a body boarder and i have moved up to Perth 2 weeks ago and I'm hoping to surf toms this weekend, i grew up on super tubes and i hope the surfers and body boarders at toms are nice, friendly and like to have a chat. so i cant wait :) and i got a new water camera its soo sweet so i hope to get some snaps in :)
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