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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 34° 17.791' S
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Drive the Cost road from the Helensburg Turnoff. It's in the Austinmere area.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, 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 movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Lovely longboard wave.
By Anonymous , 27-05-2016
Sharky - Firstly it is called sharky.
Sharky rights work best at 4-5ft, and a little east in the swell is best to fit the reef contours.
Sharky lefts are dependent on the sand banks of willies to be really good, where the ride will take you all the way to the rocks at the boiler - else its a steep-ish drop (depending on tide), then cutback city - hence why its preferred by mals and learners.
Sharky has 3 distinct reefs, and 4-5ft breaking on second reef is about best. larger than this and the outer 3rd reef comes into play, but this is mainly a big take-off and a roll-in to second reef and beyond. Frankly, when Sharky 3rd reef is breaking, then Thommos or Headies is probably catching your eye anyway
By dakkar777 , 07-01-2010
- 2 stars is a bit harsh for sharkies, its often the only option along that whole coast line.
By jack h , 21-08-2009
- pretty cool wave rocks lately have been covered in seagrass so reef is kinda spongy but should wear booties theres a fair few fukin urchins out there
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