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yorkepeninsula.com.au 16 surf Surfing at Pondalowie Bay The south-west corner of Yorke Peninsula is one of Australia’s great surfing draw cards. It boasts a number of excellent surfing spots ranging from fast, hollow beach breaks to powerful reef set-ups. Yorke Peninsula’s surf is well-known on the world stage with major surfing and body boarding competitions held here. Beginners should take heed of the potentially dangerous nature of some of the breaks. Take care in remote areas and seek advice from the locals. Chinamans Innes National Park A hollow, very powerful left-hand reef break of excellent quality, complete with a hair-raising take-off and a sharp, shallow ledge – definitely for experienced riders only. Heavy surf. West Cape Innes National Park A left (occasionally right-handed) beach break of up to two metres. Best on north or north-west winds and low to medium tide. Heavy surf. Pondalowie Bay Innes National Park A very good quality, combination beach and reef break. Medium surf. richards Innes National Park About 250 metres north of the main break at Pondalowie, this is a good quality, beach and reef combination, right-hander that breaks up to 1.5 metres. Medium surf. trespassers Near Point Margaret, Trespassers can be reached by the Corny Point Road. It’s a good quality, right-hand, reef break, up to three metres, definitely for experienced riders only. Heavy surf. salmon Hole A good quality, right-hand, semi-point break, up to two metres, Salmon Hole is long, hollow and fast. It’s best on north-westerly winds and low to medium tide. Located just south of Daly Head. Medium surf. Baby lizards North of Point Margaret in Formby Bay, Baby Lizards can be good but is generally only an average quality, short, right-hand reef break up to two metres. It’s best on easterly winds with a medium to high tide. Medium surf. rock Pool Just south of Daly Head, this is a powerful right-hand reef break up to three metres and bigger, best on north-west winds on any tide. Heavy surf. Cutloose Yorke’s Classic Held in Innes National Park on the October long weekend, this is South Australia’s most prestigious surfing event. For entry information visit www.cutloosesurf.com.au surf rating Medium surf Waves generally two metres or more. Breaking either on sandy bottom or on reef. Heavy surf Waves are above two metres. Breaking on rock or reef and subject to strong undercurrents.
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