Local Surf and Beaches (breaks, warnings, how to get there)
After your Kangaroo Island experience, you’ll have a new favourite beach. It could be Vivonne Bay, once judged Australia’s best beach because of its long, curved shape and white sand. That title could apply to many beaches here, as there are many beautiful bays and beaches. Kangaroo Island also has a plethora of amazing waves that suit all abilities.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Spot X, Vivonne Bay
This is the main venue for the Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro. This is a seriously fun wave, breaking left and right depending on the sandbanks. Will work best with a NE or NW wind and small to medium size swell. Just wait to see the pro’s rip up these air bowls!
During the festival just follow the signs along the South Coast road and you wont miss it.
A must surf for any experienced surfer when on Kangaroo Island. Depending on the sand banks expect some serious tube time, or if your not careful some serious wipeouts. When the winds are from the NW it’s almost always surfable, unless it get too big. Best in a small to medium size swell.
It’s easy to find. When you head out of Penneshaw on the Hogs Bay Road it’s on the left hand side of the road about 25KM’s down the road.
This wave is certainly not for the faint hearted, a very heavy right hand wave off the point and a series of other lefts and rights down the beach. Works in northerly winds.
25 minutes past Vivonne Bay, turn left at the Hanson Bay sign. You cant miss it.