Shark Island

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User Rating

Difficulty 9

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Break frequency 6

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216 days a year

Death pit Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

2.5m - 3.0m Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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Username: longinus

Date created: 14/06/2008

general information

One of the true blue ribbon body boarding spots on the planet and home break to some of the best riders in Australia. The island has been riden in the past with varying levels of success by shortboarders, tyhe occasional suicidal longboarder that just broke up with his girlfriend and tow in nutters various.

Shark Island is not difficult to reach from the shore which ads to the mirth factor as unexperienced riders are easily able to paddle into what is effectively 12 foot surf without getting their hair wet. Mirth and mayhem are the order of the day however as said riders are ruthlessly dissected on the cungie encrusted reef.

Be wary of this spot on anything less than a mid to rising tide. A bomb set on a falling tide may seem appealing on takeoff but is likely to result in some form of insta death scenario. If you end up on one such wave, keep a very high line. If you wipe, keep your hands in front of your face; the reef, she be not far away me hearty!

Wave length

50-100m

Share with

11-20

Best months

May - September

Equipment

Body Board

Wave type

Death pit

Access

Long Paddle

Hazards

Urchins, Reef/Rock, Locals

5 Day Forecast

5 day forecast not available.

Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

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NE

NE

1M / F4

E

S

2M / F4

SE

W

2M / F6

E

N

1M / F6

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