Black Rock / Aussie Pipe Guide

About Black Rock / Aussie Pipe

South Coast Pipe, Black Rock, Pipeline, Wreck Bay, Summercloud Bay… whatever you call it, this is one of the best waves on the coast. Black Rock has long held a reputation for providing one of the best lefthand tubes in Australia. There's even a short fun right that breaks until it reaches four-feet. Once you get the wave sussed, it's pretty easy to get slotted - a simple backdoor sets up as easy a tube as you'll find anywhere. It's a short wave, a perfect barrel, and a small takeoff spot.

Source: Black Rock / Aussie Pipe Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Local vibe heaviest on land. Lock your car and be cool.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Small take off spot leads to heavy congestion

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

One of the best spots in the region.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting


Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Heavy wave with a tight pack.


After parking it's a 10 to 15-minute walk. Notorious for car break-ins. Locals keep their car unlocked and leave no valuables, though word is things have changed now and it's relatively safe.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard


Sharp reef

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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