Ask them in the GlobalSurfers Surf Travel Forum
You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.
to post a new question or answer excisting ones
Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school.
The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 20 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!
PERTH« on: September 25 2005 08:09:00 »
How many days of medium to good surf are there per year in mainland perth metro area? Is it often flat? Is Rottnest good all year round? How close by car are more consistent areas?
RE: PERTH« Reply #1 on: October 03 2005 08:10:00 »
Perth is generally flat during the summer months. Pretty much always get a wave through the other months (majority of the time pretty average wave) and occasionally there'll be a good swell and offshore's and it can actually get decent. (Consistently waist height, better days chest/shoulder, can get over head and over on big days - i guess in better months around 1 or 2 days a fortnight with a good offshore and some swell). Rotto will always have a couple feet on Perth. Half hour North you can get some okay waves in Yanchep and another half hour further some decent reefs and fun beach in lancelin. Further north there are more good waves but its best to have a 4wd and boat. 3 hours drive south of perth Yallingup/Margaret River region plenty of quality waves and its a lot more consistent.
RE: PERTH« Reply #2 on: October 04 2005 05:10:00 »
thank you scot. very much appriciaded.
how good is rotto during summer months? and the reefs outside protecting perth is also good during summer? b`cause there's swell around also in summer i hope?
RE: PERTH« Reply #3 on: October 18 2005 14:10:00 »
hey, gonna be studying abroad at murdoch uni in western oz, staying in freemantle-- i was wondering how close the nearest surf beach is from there, if i neeed a car, etc Thanks alot
RE: PERTH« Reply #4 on: October 21 2005 07:10:00 »
there is no surf in freo, closest beach to surf is probably cottesloe, then scarborough, trigg etc. A car comes handy, head north, kalbarri etc, or down south, yalingup and margrets, there is always a wave.
RE: PERTH« Reply #5 on: November 06 2005 04:11:00 »
Perth has its good days but they r defintly out weighed by the bad onshore days. being a local at scabs i get the best and worst of perth. when the nw winds come through they make really nice banks at trigg, scabs, cott, leighton and other beach breaks. then there are the reef breaks north of trigg like gravis and mettams pool, often these are filled with mal riders but some days when its to granly for them the short boards r out. also citybeach and floreat have good shape on the onshore summer days and in winter nice banks a frame inbetween the two groins.
RE: PERTH« Reply #6 on: November 10 2005 19:11:00 »
I am studying abroad at the University of Western Australia and I'm from the USA. I have never surfed before and my goal is to come back home knowing how to surf. I'll be studying for the first term, Feb-June, any suggestions as to where to learn surfing? How can I start learning?!
RE: PERTH« Reply #7 on: November 16 2005 11:11:00 »
u could buy a used board for a couple of bucks and just get in the water and give it a go or u could get lessons there not too exphensive. if u choose the first option try going to some place like scarbrough or city beach theres lots of room and not huge crowds on small days. from feb through till may the surfs not to consistant but thers often a small wave ideal for beginners at scarbs