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Without a doubt, Chinamans is the classic South Australian spot for advanced surfers. The take-off zone is small and crowded, the drops are vertical, the reef is shallow and sharp, getting in and out is tricky but the barrels are excellent. It's all about the left but occasionally there can be some rights. Baby Chinamans is a softer version, east of the main break which also works on lower tides and N to W winds.

Locals won't appreciate any funny business - expert tube riders only. Intermediates go east to Baby's.

  • Low to Mid Tide
  • Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Sand
  • S - SW
  • North Westerly
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