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Drive to Bantham (also mentioned in this area) lose the car and walk around the cliff path to the bay just south of burgh island.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Beginners beware, There is a point on the right of the bay which a wave breaks off when it is big, This is shallow sharp and hollow, A current runs along the inside of the point and tries to drag you into the rocks. It can be a board breaker as I know firsthand. When it is big the peaks which are a left and right can shift around a lot and sets can break far out the back which is nasty. There are opportunities for big airs as the wave is fast and sucky and usually has a bowl section. Watch out for submerged rocks. At low tide you can jump off the point into the water which saves a long paddle through the lagoon.
This is one of the more hairy beachbreaks in the area when it is big. I went to bantham which was nearly double overhead and couldnt get out. I paddled from burgh island over to challobrough where I was greeted by the backs of head and a half barrels. There were three people in the water and none of them had the balls to drop in. It was very frightening and in the end I caught 1 wave. I got about 8ft of air off the back of it. This place is no joke when big as it almost cant handle it. When small the wave is similar to bantham. Perhaps a little more sucky though.
I would think twice about surfing it when very big, The spot gets crowded and if it is big and clean and there are very few people in the water, It is probably a good idea not to go in.
By Rich , 31-07-2007
classic - Jimbo! getton' pard! Check out the Bantham pages if u wannalaugh! Same old shit - different day. See you in Dec. Sorted a wetsuit out 4 you.
By jim , 06-07-2007
blahh - im checking this thing for the first time in years - so funny. i moved away from here a while back but yeah, miss the place still, theres a good scene round there even if it does drive you mental sometimes. props to the doc, rock canyon, lucy, hair-farmer, bryn, barn, ol, roger, rory, joel, everyone else,and the other lot over the way, blah. hope your coping with all the bullshit and still owning the peak.coming home in dec so you can vibe me in the car park - i remember there was some dude on this thing who got eggy with me years ago... i dont want no beef with anyone. keep on keepin on.jimbyron, aus
By The real simon , 17-01-2007
sorry man - sorry simon it was me simon well i'm not really simon it's just that i wanted to be you simon so again i'm so sorry. Hope you don't mind but i like being you, so sorry but fuck off and be someone else. LOSER!!!!!!!!!!
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