On strong easterly swells at Exmouth's sandy beach the rocky outcrop known as the 'Reef' holds faces up to 6ft with a combining northeast through to northwest wind. Barrel sections can be found at the other end of the beach where more sheltered waves breaks over a set of rocks.
Orcombe Point at Exmouth is a southwest facing shore break that works mainly on a south/southeast swell as the wave peels around the point creating a nice small barrelling wave. Has steep faces which hold up to 3 to 4 feet. An excellent bodyboarding wave with wedging sections. This area can also work with on a southwesterly.
Exmouth, Sandy Bay and the reefs inbetween can have its day. During the winter you can bodyboard about twice a week. Just this summer '03 ive surfed Parlors Reef about 3 times. So dont dont believe those people that come down here and say is crap because they dont live here and they dont know when its GOOD! I agree its not the best place in the world but if you live here it worth checking out on south/south westerly swell, because when he wind turns to north/north easterly THATS OFFSHORE!!
Don't listen to the people who slag off this break. The locals (me being one) all agree and regularly surf this beach when it goes off......IT GOES OFF. I have had some of the best sessions of my life on this beach. not hard to get to, it is half a mile around the corner from orcombe point. the water is NOT too bad and ive been surfing there for a year and I have never been ill. SURF THERE, IT'S GREAT!!!!!
This place truly sucks!! It only works on a wind swell, which is never and it really smells of shite! I have surfed it twice in four years and got really sick due to the sewage outfalls. KEEP CLEAR is my advice.
The Good Doctor
This always looks better than it is and very rarely works well, try round the corner at Sandy bay. The water quality aint the best but isn't too nasty. It is better for body boarding than surfing as it can get a bit sketchy at high tide as it just breaks into sand and some sneaky rocks are hidden here, there and everywhere but won't be a problem at high tide. I have surfed it loads but have yet to get a really good wave as rides are pretty short. It is good for learning to stand up fast as when it gets 4ft or over it's stand or land on your head! There is not much rip, is not that good, but for winter times it's ok seeing as it's 2 miles from my house!