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 Mckenzies

Australia, NSW, Sydney South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 53.996' S
Longitude: 151° 16.395' E

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On the north side of the Tama rock platform. Walk from Tamarama or down from the coastal walkway. Or paddle from Bronte (as I have done many times)

English (Translate this text in English): On the north side of the Tama rock platform. Walk from Tamarama or down from the coastal walkway. Or paddle from Bronte (as I have done many times)

English (Translate this text in English): On the north side of the Tama rock platform. Walk from Tamarama or down from the coastal walkway. Or paddle from Bronte (as I have done many times)

English (Translate this text in English): On the north side of the Tama rock platform. Walk from Tamarama or down from the coastal walkway. Or paddle from Bronte (as I have done many times)

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Maccas

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowd

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rocks
- Mines (Angola only !)

 Additional Information

O Mckenzies you are a fickle misstress.
Its a little bay (100m across) that is highly dependent upon the sand banks that gather here during storms events. Over summer it slowly gathers sand but can lose it all due to one overnight storm. I think that a storm can also deposit sand here.
There is a beach sometimes and at other times just rock.
Paddle out (channel on north side of bay)
or walk out and launch off rock platform on north side of bay

English (Translate this text in English): O Mckenzies you are a fickle misstress.<br />Its a little bay (100m across) that is highly dependent upon the sand banks that gather here during storms events. Over summer it slowly gathers sand but can lose it all due to one overnight storm. I think that a storm can also deposit sand here.<br />There is a beach sometimes and at other times just rock.<br />Paddle out (channel on north side of bay)<br />or walk out and launch off rock platform on north side of bay

English (Translate this text in English): O Mckenzies you are a fickle misstress.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Its a little bay (100m across) that is highly dependent upon the sand banks that gather here during storms events. Over summer it slowly gathers sand but can lose it all due to one overnight storm. I think that a storm can also deposit sand here.&lt;br &#47;&gt;There is a beach sometimes and at other times just rock.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Paddle out (channel on north side of bay)&lt;br &#47;&gt;or walk out and launch off rock platform on north side of bay

English (Translate this text in English): O Mckenzies you are a fickle misstress.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Its a little bay (100m across) that is highly dependent upon the sand banks that gather here during storms events. Over summer it slowly gathers sand but can lose it all due to one overnight storm. I think that a storm can also deposit sand here.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There is a beach sometimes and at other times just rock.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Paddle out (channel on north side of bay)&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;or walk out and launch off rock platform on north side of bay

Atmosphere

Lots of body boarding (lidders) freaks and locals. Its uncanny how a hollow wave can just appear here when metres away at Tama there is nothing but mush.
When it get some size and is working the lidders get a little scary regarding their disregard for personal safety.
There are also rights (generally shorter ending in deeper water)
Its generally a very tight takeoff zone. Dont be surprised when its working to be shoulder to shoulder with your watery brethren.

English (Translate this text in English): Lots of body boarding (lidders) freaks and locals. Its uncanny how a hollow wave can just appear here when metres away at Tama there is nothing but mush.<br />When it get some size and is working the lidders get a little scary regarding their disregard for personal safety.<br />There are also rights (generally shorter ending in deeper water)<br />Its generally a very tight takeoff zone. Dont be surprised when its working to be shoulder to shoulder with your watery brethren.

English (Translate this text in English): Lots of body boarding (lidders) freaks and locals. Its uncanny how a hollow wave can just appear here when metres away at Tama there is nothing but mush.&lt;br &#47;&gt;When it get some size and is working the lidders get a little scary regarding their disregard for personal safety.&lt;br &#47;&gt;There are also rights (generally shorter ending in deeper water)&lt;br &#47;&gt;Its generally a very tight takeoff zone. Dont be surprised when its working to be shoulder to shoulder with your watery brethren.

English (Translate this text in English): Lots of body boarding (lidders) freaks and locals. Its uncanny how a hollow wave can just appear here when metres away at Tama there is nothing but mush.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When it get some size and is working the lidders get a little scary regarding their disregard for personal safety.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There are also rights (generally shorter ending in deeper water)&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Its generally a very tight takeoff zone. Dont be surprised when its working to be shoulder to shoulder with your watery brethren.

General

Its tops when it works, many lazy summer days spent here on fun little waves. Also some hellish drops and great rides when it works. Best pits north of Botany Bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Its tops when it works, many lazy summer days spent here on fun little waves. Also some hellish drops and great rides when it works. Best pits north of Botany Bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Its tops when it works, many lazy summer days spent here on fun little waves. Also some hellish drops and great rides when it works. Best pits north of Botany Bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Its tops when it works, many lazy summer days spent here on fun little waves. Also some hellish drops and great rides when it works. Best pits north of Botany Bay.

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