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Latitude: 35° 13.245' S
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Richard's Reef is a predominantly right hand wave which breaks on a medium sized reef and holds waves up to about 3'. It is named after Mr Richard A. Thomas who was a well known local surfer and one of the first surfers to live in the area from mid 1970's until his death in 2015.
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day length
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Park your car at the Pondalowie Bay cark park off the Browns Beach road and take the board walk over to the beach. Once on the beach walk north for half a kilometre and you'll see the break.
A nice fun wave if the main break at Pondalowie becomes too crowded.
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