Sitting 10km (6mi) west of the town of Margaret River, the famous Margaret River lefts known as Surfers Point can be found, grinding down the reef. It is a peak in swells up to 6ft (2m) but Margaret’s is all about size and the lefts will handle plenty of that. Heartstopping drops, lumpy bowls and cutback walls are all part of the waves’ personality and it can handle a healthy dose of onshore wind, maintaining shape and some face smoothness for long, swooping turns. Watch out for speed bumps when cranking off the bottom and keep an eye on the horizon. Getting caught inside is no fun and positively dangerous if taking on the rights. Best conditions will be solid W swell, skimpy E wind and mid to high tide to create those picture perfect barrel, wall, barrel, shoulder rides that you see TC riding in the movies.
Dense crowds, windsurfers, drop-ins, hold-downs and localism are all part of the experience. Rivermouth and exposed point, point towards pointers, which are often seen, but no recorded attacks. If it's too big for you, try the Rivermouth beachies nestled in the bay for beginner/improver fun.