Main Break - Surfers Point

Main Break - Surfers Point

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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Difficulty 7

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Break frequency 8

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288 days a year

Bombora Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

3.5m - 4.0m Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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general information

Margaret River Main Break is one of Australia’s most consistent big wave locations. There are bigger waves in the area, and there are heavier waves, but over the decades Main Break has established itself as the pinnacle of surfing in the south-west of WA, a region famous for its high density of premium breaks. To stand up in the car park and watch as the local guys paddle into 15-20 foot (8 to 12 times overhead) waves is simply breath-taking.

For the 99% of surfers that have no interest in paddling into 20 foot waves, Main Break is very accommodating. It can be surfed at three foot (headhigh), and starts to get good at six foot (double overhead). As it gets bigger, it gets better. Breaking on a reef half a kilometre out to sea, Main Break is a peak when it’s six foot (double overhead) and below, once the swell get serious, the right disappears and it’s just one big left-hander.
 
The take-offs are steep and the bottom-turns treacherous as the trough of the wave can get lumpy, bucking surfers off. The left usually peels slowly, so rather than racing it, surfing it in a top-to-bottom motion is more suitable. Eventually the wave will peter out in the channel, but you do get smaller ones that will go almost to the beach.

The right-hander off the peak can offer a quick barrel section on the take off, followed by a nice workable wall, but you can find yourself sitting on dry reef if you don’t kick out in time.

During summer Margaret River township is swarming with people from the city on their Christmas holidays (December – January). The rest of the year it’s a sleepy little town, where Settlers Tavern provides the evening entertainment. It’s a nice pub, often with live music. Next to Settlers is IGA supermarket, which is the place to find good after-surf salad rolls.
 
The Margaret River region is known for two things, the waves, and the wine. To fill in an afternoon have a look through a couple of wineries and take part in some ‘sampling’, whilst saying things like “It’s obviously a mature-late-harvest-blend…”

The south-west of Western Australia is one of, if not the most, consistent surf regions in Australia. There are favourable winds much of the year, (except for winter), and there is always swell. The east coast might be the centre of attention as far as surfing within Australia is concerned, but all West Australian surfers know, with out a doubt, the west is best.   
 
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Wave length

50-100m

Share with

21-49

Best months

March - October

Equipment

gun, Rhino Chaser

Wave type

Bombora

Access

Long Paddle

Hazards

DMA (Dangerous Marine Animals)

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Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

  • Spring suit
  • Spring suit
  • 3/2 steamer
  • 3/2 steamer

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0M / F6

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