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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 32° 49.504' N
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DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
At this spot at low tide it get a little ledgy and can become shark island (but a left) instantly. I remember i cought this one wave and the bottom started to drop out and it ledged up, I hit the ledge then got sucked over and hit the reef. Ouch! Just be careful that you dont go straight, you'll definently hit the rock.
On good clean days this spot is EPIC barrels.
By nick , 07-08-2009
On Locals. By a Local. - I grew up in LJ. My parents grew up in LJ. Their parents grew up in LJ and Mission Beach. And we've been fishing and surfing these waters for the last 60 years. Even my mom surfs here when it's not too big. That's about as local as it gets. And the truth is that the biggest "local" hasslers aren't usually all that local. Usually they're just posers and arrivistes trying to front and look hard in front of their buddies. Be chilled. Show respect and surf wherever you like. But be a dick, drop in, or be a chatty irritant and get vibed/hassled as you deserve to be. That's pretty much universal and not exclusive to Big Rock or any of the reefs around Windansea.
By Anonymous , 18-05-2009
white shark - saw one out their the other day didnt bother me cuase if an attack is gonna happen its gonna be somewhere else more than likely
By Anonymous , 05-04-2009
Greate Session Yesterday! - In the water at 6:30am there was a small crew of 4 at the time it grew to about 10 of us. Had some great rides. Love the steep drops and bottom turn. The bottom turn can be a little rough at times and what can you say about that tube! The crew changed up at around 9:30 or 10. The early crew were a slightly older and the late crew were definitely younger. All could surf well. Completely different vibe between them and both were Cali layed back. If you don't know what you're doing or are not a seasoned surfer then you really don't belong here. You WILL get worked but and not by the locals. They are smart enought to let you get punished by the wave or the reef If you're lucky enough to get lined up right.
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