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Reef little island hillarys

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Created by Dman 2 months ago, 4 Feb 2017
Dman
WA, 77 posts
4 Feb 2017 11:19PM
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hi all

anyone sailed it and know how deep it is?

Greenroom
WA, 7292 posts
4 Feb 2017 11:28PM
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Anyone sailed it?
How deep what is? What do you mean?
If you are asking those kinda questions, I reckon you probably should stick to the coast... or maybe the river?
no offence, just saying

Tacsta
WA, 11 posts
5 Feb 2017 7:35AM
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It is pretty good. I used to go out there a couple of times a season but I haven't seen anyone out there for ages accept a few kiters.

peguin
WA, 155 posts
5 Feb 2017 7:47AM
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bit brutal response there!! This turned into a short board surf forum??
Its a typical WA reef break, few metres deep into fin shallow if you go straight. Its a couple of km sail so you need to be confident.

Triage
WA, 216 posts
5 Feb 2017 8:30AM
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Greenroom said..
Anyone sailed it?
How deep what is? What do you mean?
If you are asking those kinda questions, I reckon you probably should stick to the coast... or maybe the river?
no offence, just saying


bit harsh

Agrid
WA, 145 posts
5 Feb 2017 9:26AM
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I haven't sailed there for 30 years. If it's low tide there's a keyhole south of the island, sort of L shaped. Once on the outside of the island it's plenty deep with good swell. It's a long way out if you break something.

Dman
WA, 77 posts
5 Feb 2017 11:05AM
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Harsh? Just a sh1t reply.

Ive been out to little island and want to know the depth of the reef behind there, where the break is so I know what to expect.

gavnwend
NSW, 707 posts
5 Feb 2017 2:31PM
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Dman said..
Harsh? Just a sh1t reply.

Ive been out to little island and want to know the depth of the reef behind there, where the break is so I know what to expect.



You did ask a sensible question by the way.l can not tell you how deep it is but l use to sail there from pinnaroo pt (slalom gear).a few times .crystal clear waters on a nice day not a place to break something.good little break too .cheers

Dman
WA, 77 posts
5 Feb 2017 11:40AM
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Cheers mate....I've sailed out to the reef a bunch of times north of the island and it varies in depth from a few meters to exposed....easy enough to navigate.... But where the wave breaks I wasn't sure and not keen on smashing my gear/myself up and paddling back pissing blood out my head in that area

Mark _australia
WA, 16506 posts
5 Feb 2017 1:06PM
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Gotta go around the inside reef too so its not an easy one

Obelix
WA, 783 posts
5 Feb 2017 9:41PM
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I fish around there sometimes.
On low tide you need to be careful South of the island. Can be very shallow North of it for about 50 m.
Once West of it it is easy to spot the small reefs. It's a surfers area there.

plumberman
WA, 25 posts
22 Mar 2017 9:32PM
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Greenroom said..
Anyone sailed it?
How deep what is? What do you mean?
If you are asking those kinda questions, I reckon you probably should stick to the coast... or maybe the river?
no offence, just saying


??? Nothing wrong in asking for local knowledge of a place or venue, could save someone's life, have to say you're reply is out of order, thought this was a windsurfing community helping each other? No offence, just saying ?

AUS1111
WA, 2272 posts
24 Mar 2017 8:44AM
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I was gonna ask if anyone has sailed the outer-reefs off Ocean Reef, but I'm scared I might get told to go back to Pelican Point

Greenroom
WA, 7292 posts
24 Mar 2017 11:14AM
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I was gonna ask if anyone has sailed the outer-reefs off Ocean Reef, but I'm scared I might get told to go back to Pelican Point


Hahaha you wanna know how deep it is? Check the tides
Its pretty good out there but take flare, vest and extra rope. I use to take my phone in an Aquapac. You get reception out there.
There is one wave out there that is epic. You'll know it when you see it. All time on 3m swell and mid to low tide. Better on an out going tide.
Crazy looking back at the coast and not being able to see much land

Zed
WA, 1204 posts
24 Mar 2017 3:01PM
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Dman said..
Harsh? Just a sh1t reply.

Ive been out to little island and want to know the depth of the reef behind there, where the break is so I know what to expect.


The gap to get out there is 200m to the left of the island, it's deep where the wave breaks - around 6m(?) and there's reef to the left of the break (looking out to sea). It does suck dry when you're riding it, but easy to see and easy to see when you're heading out. No good on a small swell, needs a big swell to be any good for riding, but good for jumping on a smaller swell. Probably one of the better spots in metro area for jumping, good for backies. You don't want to go out when it's marginal, you don't want to go out alone and you don't want to gin around in the water for too long.

Zed
WA, 1204 posts
24 Mar 2017 3:04PM
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I was gonna ask if anyone has sailed the outer-reefs off Ocean Reef, but I'm scared I might get told to go back to Pelican Point


Don't think there's much there. Alkimos probably next best to Little island.

Agrid
WA, 145 posts
24 Mar 2017 4:01PM
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Sometimes that awful situation develops where the sea breeze is right on the coast. I've had to paddle in while watching my mates getting jumps on the shore break.

Greenroom
WA, 7292 posts
25 Mar 2017 10:04AM
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AUS1111 said..
I was gonna ask if anyone has sailed the outer-reefs off Ocean Reef, but I'm scared I might get told to go back to Pelican Point




Don't think there's much there. Alkimos probably next best to Little island.

Its pretty good out there but take flare, vest and extra rope. I use to take my phone in an Aquapac. You get reception out there.
There is one wave out there that is epic. You'll know it when you see it. All time on 3m swell and mid to low tide. Better on an out going tide.

Dman
WA, 77 posts
25 Mar 2017 10:19PM
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plumberman said..

Greenroom said..
Anyone sailed it?
How deep what is? What do you mean?
If you are asking those kinda questions, I reckon you probably should stick to the coast... or maybe the river?
no offence, just saying



??? Nothing wrong in asking for local knowledge of a place or venue, could save someone's life, have to say you're reply is out of order, thought this was a windsurfing community helping each other? No offence, just saying ?


Exactly mate. I see tune has changed from old mate now. Maybe we'll head out tomorrow if this wind comes in. I'll text you.

Greenroom
WA, 7292 posts
27 Mar 2017 6:48PM
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Dman said..

plumberman said..


Greenroom said..
Anyone sailed it?
How deep what is? What do you mean?
If you are asking those kinda questions, I reckon you probably should stick to the coast... or maybe the river?
no offence, just saying




??? Nothing wrong in asking for local knowledge of a place or venue, could save someone's life, have to say you're reply is out of order, thought this was a windsurfing community helping each other? No offence, just saying ?



Exactly mate. I see tune has changed from old mate now. Maybe we'll head out tomorrow if this wind comes in. I'll text you.


AUS1111 didn't ask a stupid question He was referring to 3 Mile which is a lot more full on out there.
How deep? Ranges from dry reef to 10m and probably deeper in places depending on tide. Reckon you and plumberbutt need to get a tour guide out there. Follow someone through the reef first. Heading out with glare on water you'll definitely lose fins.
See you on the news

Greenroom
WA, 7292 posts
27 Mar 2017 6:50PM
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Dman said..
Harsh? Just a sh1t reply.

Ive been out to little island and want to know the depth of the reef behind there, where the break is so I know what to expect.



The gap to get out there is 200m to the left of the island, it's deep where the wave breaks - around 6m(?) and there's reef to the left of the break (looking out to sea). It does suck dry when you're riding it, but easy to see and easy to see when you're heading out. No good on a small swell, needs a big swell to be any good for riding, but good for jumping on a smaller swell. Probably one of the better spots in metro area for jumping, good for backies. You don't want to go out when it's marginal, you don't want to go out alone and you don't want to gin around in the water for too long.


200m? More like 20m.

handyswanny
WA, 14 posts
8 Apr 2017 9:41AM
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I spent about 2 hours out the back of little island on Thursday 4.7 perfect powered. Then sailed the break about 400 meters south of island great swell and wind kept increasing was only one out there. a few kiters, but the rest of the time solo but was one of the best and scariest days for awhile can be spooky at times , and yes I carry a phone etc. Had a great encounter with these little Black sea birds as well skimming and picking up plankton I guess, they were flying about a meter from the nose of my board at high speed, the most incredible flyers ever even dipping there wings into the water. I don't thing many people go out there these days to frightened !!Chickens There have been no seals on the island for a long time, most probably something has had them for dinner even though I have sailed there for over 20 years haven't seen one yet!! On a good southerly the best spot in Perth. :)

nauli
WA, 21 posts
14 Apr 2017 8:53AM
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I've surfed out there over many years...there are a lot of breaks. The "main" one is just out from and on the northern side of the island....mainly a right hander (has a left too)..depends on tide, but a few shallow bits but finishes in deep water. IMO the best wave (and probably the best for wave sailing) is about 400 metres south of the island...it's a left hander that starts in deep water but does finish inside on shallowish reef. In a good swell (moderate or moderate to heavy) it's quite a long wave.
Hope this helps



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