The south coast on the Fleurieu Peninsula picks up more swell and is offshore when N winds are blowing. For mal-riders/beginners/improvers, Middleton Point is the place. Even with 50 guys out, this right point, rated in the top 10 gutless waves by Tracks in 2002, has room for everyone. Often works better in onshores as it it crumbles and reforms time and agin on the long journey into the beach. Paddle out can be annoyingly gruelling when constant swell lines break all over the place.
It's useful to stay in Middleton where a handful of surf spots can be checked in 10 minutes. Good kite-surfing area here and down the long expanse of Middleton Beach, which now and then can turn on the barrels between mushy days.