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Perth Surfing

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Despite its ideal location, Perth can't be taken seriously as a city for surfers due to a shallow offshore seafloor, known as the Five Fathom Bank (approx 10m), which absorbs most of the swell. Surf is usually mushy and summers are mainly flat, maxing out at 4ft. It's ironic that the entry point for wave-rich Western Australia is so deprived of good surf. However, this means Perth is an ideal place to learn, plus there is the added bonus of Rottnest Island, where some serious waves can be had, a short ferry ride from the city. Prior to two significant changes in sea level over 7,000 years ago, Rottnest was initially attached to the mainland. Local Aboriginal people knew the Island as ?Wadjemup?, which has been suggested to have the meaning land across the water. The island was named in 1696 by the Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh, who called it ?Rottnest? (meaning ?rats nest?), mistaking the marsupial quokkas for huge rats.
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19 - 30°C
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15 - 26°C
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+ Year round southern swells
+ Rottnest Island A-grade spots
+ Functional city - great climate
+ Cable's artificial reef
+ Access to epic surf areas
- Perth's inconsistent spots
- Intense crowds
- Unpredictable Rottnest surf
- Fremantle Doctor's onshores
- Sharks
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Trigg Point Star Star Star Star Star 12ft 15secs 221° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Strickland Bay Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 7ft 15secs 238° 14mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Rock Ledge 12
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S - SW North Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Observation City Star Star Star Star Star 12ft 15secs 221° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Salmon Point Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 7ft 15secs 238° 14mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Live Coral 12
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S - W North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Stark Bay Star Star Star Star 7ft 15secs 238° 14mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 15
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SW - NW South Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Avalon Point Star Star Star Star Grey Star 5.5ft 15secs 242° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Ders Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 7ft 15secs 238° 13mph Fair No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon The Spot Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 7ft 15secs 238° 13mph Fair No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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