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Topic: Surfing Perth

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replies: 4

By:

Warren Newell

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Surfing Perth

« on: July 14 2008 06:07:00 »

Hi I am looking at relocating to Perth in Sept, I come from Durban South Africa and have been surfing for years, I don't head to the popular breaks because i dont do crowds, want spots do you recommend looking at, which have a bit of size and any point breaks around there, also are there shark nets there?



By:

Jim

RE: Surfing Perth

« Reply #1 on: July 14 2008 09:07:00 »

Hey Wazza no shark nets in perth or the whole state for that fact , but still plenty of bities.. for waves south of perth head down to the margaret river region, all powerful reef breaks, very few point breaks the odd beachy, north of perth is predominately left hand reef breaks , lots of miles involved,red dust & flies.. one thing no one tells ya is the f*****g wind, blows its tits off, they call it the fremantle doctor its a 20 knt minimum onshore , get upearly.. take some kite lessons while ya there, have fun the ozzies love to party

By:

Wazza

RE: Surfing Perth

« Reply #2 on: July 17 2008 05:07:00 »

Hey Jim, here in S.A we are spoilt with constant waves all year round, so that really worries me that the conditions are so fickle and mostly onshore. Do you also get blue bottles with the onshore winds?
Also whats the water temp. mostly baggies or wetsuits

By:

Jim

RE: Surfing Perth

« Reply #3 on: July 17 2008 10:07:00 »

I didn't say it was fickle... it pumps all year round, just get up early cause of the strong winds..WA is a windsurfer / kitesurfers heaven.. no bluebottles in the south , the summer months up north can have the odd one though , there are also crocs that have been sighted in recent years..they are protected species & on the move... water temp in the south is around 18- 22 deg winter/summer in the north warm 20- 24 deg..


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