A world-class open ocean left-hander that ramps up in the middle of a coral reef 22km out to sea. This lefthander dishes up textbook left hand barrels as it warps and refracts around this “L” shaped reef. It’ll hold swell from a couple of feet right through to 8ft plus and is rarely crowded thanks to its difficult access. It’s only for more experienced surfers due to the shallow nature of the reef and the fact that you’re quite some distance from the nearest hospital should it all go horribly wrong. But don’t let put you off, this is usually a fun wave at a tropical paradise, well worthy of a trip at some point in your surfing career. .Often referred to as the “Cloudbreak” of the coral coast. Smaller days offer long playful walls and the occasional barrel, while bigger days see fast and hollow waves that completely wrap around the reef. Expect hollow and very heavy left-hand freight trains when the swell gets over 6 ft.
What are Frigates Pass’s best surf conditions?
Receives consistent swell almost all year round with the incoming S and SW Swells. East and NE winds are best and SE blows directly offshore. Frigates is a good bet if all other spots are blown out by the trade winds. High tide offers up the best shape and makeability. Rides well over 150 metres are not uncommon. Beware as the paddle back out to the lineup can be brutal and currents are strong here.
Wear boardies or bikinis and something else for sun protection. The water is warm all year round randing form between 24 – 27 degrees C. Sun protection is your friend here!
300M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Coral BOTTOM