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Well, this is a pretty easy spot. Go to Burkes and park, then walk down to the right where the big houses are.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name White Hole
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Over 3.5m / 12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdUltra crowded
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Legend has it that the white area is called the white area from back in the day when african boys werent allowed to swim there. One time, in 1952 my dad said a black boy got stoned to death because he wanted to body surf where the big waves were.
This place can get big. It only breaks about once a year and you never know when its gonna happen. It takes a perfectly aligned swell and swell period to work. It is down by the folly, by the really long jetty. Paddle out, but dont get sucked out to africa in the rip. Those rips sneak up on you like a child molester in a collared shirt cruising in a Ford E-250 Van. Basically, this place can get REAL BIG, we're talkin like maybe chest to possibly slightly over head on the bigger sets. It takes a huge westnorthwest swell to get it on, and a slight southeast wind couldnt hurt either. Once the sets start macking on the shallow bottom, it gets NASTY!!! You will get dominated like no tomorow, if you get closed out in a big barrel, it will feel like someone just threw you in the gas turbine combustor.
The atmosphere is bad. One time I was surfing by myself at Sea Pines (about 8 or 10 miles away) and some longboarder came out of no where and snaked me on this perfect little set. The thing that made me mad was he fell almost imediately after going straight.
I think this spot is cool if you know how to handle larger waves, and you have to shoot the curl good. You also have to be aggressive and can't take crap from anyone, except yourself.
By Chris Hughes , 18-01-2007
kook go home - Obviously you have never been anywhere but Hilton Head and have no idea what surfing is all about. I wish you kooks would stay off this site, because you are actually embarrassing anyone from HHI that can actually surf. Just so you know there is no such thing as huge waves on Hilton Head. I agree with the other guy that you should monitor these kooks a little more. Kooks go home.
By Anonymous , 12-06-2006
what? - shoot the curl? chest-head= larger waves? I thought you guys were suppose to be doing a better job monitoring these break descriptions?
By Gas Turbine Opperater , 10-06-2006
Gnarly - This place is GgGgGnarly. I took off this one time on a stomach high peeler and got thrown over into probaly a gut wrenching 5 second hold down. When its on bring ur balls cause it goes nuts. Big wave rippers such as cooper neil, sean brohano, middle aged fat guy, and the one and ONLY TREY HAGINS have been sighted in these waters. Ohh and generally only whites are allowed, so dont even try if u are of other race.
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