Shark Island (Cronulla) Reviews and Ratings
(New South Wales – Sydney South, Australia)
Visitor reviews of Shark Island (Cronulla) surf break
September 22, 2010
Rustybee from Australia
Shark Island can be a terrifying right hander over very shallow rock island which has broken backs/bones and egos over the years. Not suitable for inexperienced riders who often get in the way and can make things dangerous. The break is mostly ridden by bodyboarders and the occasional experienced surfer.
Shark Island (Cronulla) Ratings
Based on 3 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 4.3
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
(1: Shark Island (Cronulla) is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 5.0
(1: Shark Island (Cronulla) is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in New South Wales - Sydney South. 5: the best break in New South Wales - Sydney South).
Difficulty Level: 4.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Shark Island (Cronulla) can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.5
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Shark Island (Cronulla), it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Shark Island (Cronulla) are often excellent).
Water Quality: 4.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Shark Island (Cronulla) is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Shark Island (Cronulla) requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 2.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Shark Island (Cronulla) for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Shark Island (Cronulla) is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Shark Island (Cronulla) is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 4.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Shark Island (Cronulla), from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Shark Island (Cronulla) where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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