Coogee Reef

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Coogee reef is a fun wave which doesnt really get very crowded. Does not break often. Good for the days when everywhere else in the area is too big.

Additional Info:
Coogee reef generally only breaks well when there is a solid groundswell of 8ft+. When it is big enough to be breaking well the shorey will be dangerous and very shallow so getting out can be tricky.

The inside "Inners" break can break is very sucky and normally on able to be rided on a bodyboard. However the Out side break "Outers" is a good powerful wave that can turn into a long ride. On a good day the take off section will barrel and then there will be different sections for turning. The wave will almost always end when it hits the Shorebreak and closes out.

If you are an experienced surfer you should check out the Bombie which is situated off the Northern Point or if you are really up for it Wedding cake Island in big swell is good for tow - ins and is a barreling reef on the inside near Wylies baths.


Go down Coogee Bay Road until you hit the beach and the reef is loacated at the Southern end of the beach next to the surf club

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc.) with sand
FrequencySometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionUnknown
Swell size5ft-6ft - 8ft+
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekFew surfers
WeekendFew surfers




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