5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

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5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by Teepee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:20 pm

Let's keep it basic: 5 most consistent waves in Australia for short boarders. And no, I didn't want to put the topic in short boarders only.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by Rustt » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:52 pm

Sorry mate, no ones going to tell you they're all closely guarded secrets spots.

But if you don't know but really want to know, Just ask , which are the most crowded spots in Australia?

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Consistent does not necessarily mean good.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by otway1949 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:21 pm

MY spot is not consistant nor are the others around it . Since Ulladulla is thirty nautical miles east of where i sit we watch the south swells march up the horizon to hit htere and further north>
Sailing ships called this area the paddock for good reason and after the hell of Bass Strait the easiest port was Eden in comparison. Tie up at snug cove, gives you a great idea of consistancy :roll:
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by Animal_Chin » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:56 pm

Winki.
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by stinky_wes » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:36 am

Rather than picking particular waves/breaks, the real question should be "what are the most consistent coastlines for swell in australia?"

Of course the correct answer is anywhere but QLD! :P Although Margaret River would have to be up there for year-round swell/surfability.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by OddaP » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:36 pm

Newcastle. Lennox/Ballina. SW WA. Have heard plenty of people say that the Ulladulla stretch is also consistently surfable.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by alakaboo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:11 pm

I would hazard a bet that the most consistent waves in Australia are not on the mainland.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by steve shearer » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:26 pm

Where then?
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by alakaboo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:26 pm

If you're just talking about wave energy, Tassie wins fairly easily.
If you mean consistently surfable then it is a different question.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by steve shearer » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:30 pm

Not so sure about that.

West Coast Tassie receives alot of southern ocean energy but none from the Pacific.

East Coast NSW gets both.
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by alakaboo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:43 pm

Energy is the important word in my post, Tassie waves are a lot bigger and have the highest number of days over a given threshold.
There was some stuff done for wave energy modelling a few years ago, this is the best image I can dig up which you can just read if you zoom in. Shows the frequency distribution of waves of different heights.
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CSIRO did some stuff back in 2010, here is their map (note it is median annual energy potential, not wave size/frequency)
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Can dig up the report if you're interested.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by collnarra » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:49 pm

What about the five hoaxiest waves in Australia
I'll go first: butterbox / centuries / dontals - anything involving long reef headland.
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by steve shearer » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:54 pm

Seen a lot of those data sets Boo and I don't think they are relevant to the topic title.
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:59 pm

yeah you can have coasts where there is a lot of swell all the time but they pretty much suck for surfing 80% of that time.

As far as high quality waves and consistency, surely Angas would have to rate pretty highly, it breaks in many swells and just sorta keeps on ticking. Plus it's been doing the job for 50 fcuken years.

Maybe 5 is a bit low teepee. There's probably 150 or more OK to good beachies that could claim 300-days-a-year consistency along the east coast for instance.

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by steve shearer » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:05 pm

Angas is terrible in a S swell though and that is a bit of a fatal flaw.

When the sand is OK to good, LE-BA would shit it in......full blooded swells from the N to S. Heaps of surf spots.
Throw Byron/Broken into the mix and it's got everything covered.

But when the sand goes missing it can suck for months.

At the moment the sand is :-)(
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by alakaboo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:34 pm

I was specific about what I meant.

On topic:
Lennox-Ballina
Point Lookout
Margaret River region
Ulladulla region
Seal Rocks
Bundjalung region

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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by Grooter » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:53 pm

Nothing in Victoria of course :lol:
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Re: 5 Most Consistant Waves in Australia

Post by alakaboo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:32 pm

I don't know anything about Victorian waves, only spent a few weeks there in total.
Winki, Torquay area and Phillip Is should probably go on there. Wilsons Prom as well.
Though he did say shortboarder waves, and we all know Vicco doesn't barrel.

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