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Latitude: 33° 6.087' S
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Turn off the Pacific Hwy at Swansea round-about and head up to Caves Beach along Bowman St. Turn left and head towards Swansea Heads via Northcote Ave. Travel about 1-2km and turn right at Francis St. Travel about 50-100m there will be an open space/park where there will be a walking track to Frenchmans Beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Frenchies
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Park the car next to the open space/park (can get crowed when good or when Frenchmans Boardriders is on). There is an another track to the beach about 50-100m up the road from the open space/park.
The beachbreak over the last 9-10 month has been experience bad banks or none at all but it seems on the inprove.
200m to the north is Crabbs Creek right and left. Behind Frenchmans rock there is Frenchmans reef but many longboards during weekends. Along the beach about 1km is Hams Beach and the Caves Beach where the Surf Life Savers are based.
Nothing exciting or special about the beach break.
It is a good spot for all surfers becauses there are fun waves for the grommets and more experienced surfers, Frenchmans Reef Break is located next to the beachbreak which is a longboarders wave and there are plenty of sand banks for the novices who have just started.
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