A good distance offshore lies a series of reefy protuberances that catch a NW swell and conduct it back towards Off-The-Wall in the shape of a meaty and often sketchy left. Heavily reliant on sand deposition, Rockpiles is notorious for lava fingers popping up when surfing it small, or when getting a beating paddling out. Therefore it's safer from mid and works in all N swell directions above headhigh and E-SE trades. There are some rights that head over towards Log Cabins, but the risk versus reward balance is all wrong. Crowds are lighter than Pipe, especially at size, but some say the consequences are heavier - be very sure of your ability.