South Point

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South Point is one of the easiest waves to ride down here on bigger days, and is one of the few spots that can handle a South Westerly (West to North winds wreck just about everything down here).
Crowds are a definate factor, even more so when the onshores hit.

Additional Info:
South Point is impossible to miss (being on the south side of Cowaramup Bay), with a carpark overlooking the break and an easy 200 metre walk down to the rocks. As a result South Point is rarely uncrowded.
This wave really needs a good size south to sou' Wester swell to start firing. When it does it breaks about 20 metres off the rock right next to a nasty looking niggerghead (looks a bit like an anti-ship mine. It'll certainly sink you if you hit it). A short steep section continues from the takeoff then backs off into a lazy long wall which lends itself for cutbacks.
South point really comes into it's own when indicators hits seven foot plus (Indicators is the wave breaking out back on the point, named because it precedes the reform that comes into south point). The South Point wave breaks up 50 metres further out than normal. Surfers out here can surf straight in at the bombie, then bottom turn into a full stand up barrel. The barrel tends to collapse at the end and you need to bust out before continuing on the obligatory lazy long section, but pulling into the barrel is definately worth it.
On these bigger days, South Point shows that it can be surprisingly heavy in the impact zone and caution is needed if your stuck inside (Those rocks are really a bit close for comfort).


Through Gracetown to south point carpark (opposite Northpoint). Gets crowded in the arvo when the wind comes in as it still breaks the same

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypePoint break
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Powerless
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell directionWest, SouthWest
Swell size6ft-8ft - 10ft+
TideAll tides
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekendUltra crowded




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