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Latitude: 33° 37.199' S
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Just out of Elliston on the point of Anxious Bay
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Blacks
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Blacks is the best left on the coast. It is a very gutsy wave that affords no mercy. It is a long paddle out to Blacks and the surfer that can handle this wave is courageous and athletic. Not for the feint hearted Blacks has claimed one young life by shark attack and they are not the only Heavy locals! There is a lot of water in these waves waiting to crush you on the sharp limestone reef.
Surrounded by deep, dark channels. A surfer was killed by a shark at this break.
One of the heaviest, powerful waves in South Oz. If you get barreled here you won't ever forget it.
By Anonymous , 31-03-2010
PC - The locals there are cool, they just don't like cockheads. I moved to Elliston in 1980 (and lived there for 20 years), they didn't speak to me for a couple of months, I just kept my head down, obeyed surf ettiquite and eventually they accepted me. Anyone who thinks it's pussy wave just hasn't surfed it over 4 foot. At 6-8 foot the outer reef breaks and bigger than that it's unrideable. That's a genuine 6-8 foot not dreamers 6-8. Just remember....respect is earned not given just because you're there.
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