About Waitpinga

If swell action is close to zero, the final option is Waitpinga, which means “windy place” in the aboriginal language. This beach can be seriously hollow, throwing up epic A-frames that barrel then wall into the many gutters and rips along it's length. Trouble is, it needs offshore or glassy conditions and just the right amount of swell to make it possible to get out the back, so 10ft faces is about the max. Inconsistent and often a blown-out mess.

Possibly one of the sharkiest breaks in SA as white pointers and bronze whalers breed down the western end near the fickle righthand point and it is even worse around at Parsons Beach. There have been fatal attacks on surfers here and sightings of big ones is common. Avoid the early and solo missions.

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Stormrider Guide for Waitpinga
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  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - SW S - SW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 10 2 Swell Range 2 - 10ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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