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The surfing on Yorkes Peninsula is an experience in itself. Whether you are a participant, or someone who enjoys sitting back and watching, you will see some perfect right beach breaks and some unforgiving lefts. There are waves for all different classes of ability which are located within close proximity of Marion Bay. The coastline accepts winds from all different directions, so you are sure to find it offshore somewhere.

There are many quality surf breaks to choose from in the area. Listed below are some of the most well known breaks located in close proximity to Marion Bay. There are endless beaches that serve up some punchy beach breaks and if you are prepared to search you might come across some interesting places.

Just remember to respect the local line up and you are sure to have some all time sessions.

Innes is a particularly famous surfing destination, hosting South Australia's most prestigious surfing event, the Cutloose Coopers Classic. This is held in Innes National Park at Chinamans every October long weekend.

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Surf Locations / Breaks

Chinamans This is a high quality wave, it has a powerfull hollow left hander that handles large swells. Left hander, reef, experienced surfers only. (Offshore North).

Pondalowie Bay
A consistent fun long right that handles large swells. It also breaks left which is of better quality when it is small. Right hander, reef/beach, medium experience (Offshore South East to East).

Daily Heads
A quality left that handles the biggest swells to hit the coastline. Left hander, reef, experienced surfers.

A punchy right that offers some nice barrels. Right hander, reef, experienced surfers only. (Offshore East).

Salmon Hole
A long right that offers some wackable faces, and the occasional barrel on the suck rock. Right hander, reef, medium to experienced surfers. (Offshore North).

You might have to doge a rock or two on low tide.

How to determine the swell size
If you want to get the waves pumping you need to get the conditions right. The following links will help you plan your trip in advance so you can have an all time surf trip. The swell direction for most of the breaks needs to be from a South Westerly direction, although a WSW swell will also produce great waves at most locations.

Please contact Cutloose for any information regarding surfing in the area.

Coastal Watch
This site will give you swell direction, swell period, wind direction in a seven day forecast. The swell size needs to be 4 metres plus, providing most breaks with some good swell. To visit CoastalwatchClick Here

The Bureau of Meteorology will provide real time wind conditions. Look for Stenhouse Bay for you appropriate hub for wind direction. To visit the Bureau of MeteorologyClick Here

This site form the Bureau of Meteorology gives you current wave information from the buoy situated off the SW corner of Kangaroo Island. Click Here

For South Australian Surfing Conditions. Click Here

Magic Seaweed
This site shows a virtual swell chart with forecasts on swell, period, wind, and sea temperature for the South Australian coast. Click Here

This site provides real time surfing conditions and detailed swell forecasts within South Australia and beyond Click Here

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