About Yallingup

Well worth surfing over four-foot, and best when it's six-foot-plus. At that size, there's nowhere to hide when long-line sets charge into the lineup, mowing down anyone caught too far inside. You won't hit the bottom (unless you're caught inside on the righthander), but the undiluted power of the place is going to hold you down for a while. But sit far enough out and have the ability to catch one of these beasts, and you will find yourself in command of a long, charging wall, peeling easily into a long, deep channel on the left, or throwing fast sections on the right, which eventually closes out in front of dry reef. For intermediate surfers, this is the safest way to get a taste of pure power. You don't need a lot of skill to keep up with the left, but you'll still get a chance to bury a rail on a serious bottom turn if you want to. Advanced surfers known that if Yal's is on, there is some seriously better gear going down elsewhere.

Source: Yallingup Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Some older surfers might claim a bit of status. As always a little bit of humility and respect go a long way.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get packed, but it's not a stress.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Good to average.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Long paddle back out, occasional scramble to avoid copping sets on the head.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pristine.

Additional Information

Hazards

Sharks, reef, closeout on the head.

Access

The car park here was the first in the region, and it's still in the same spot. However, these days it's got bitumen, as well as shops and multimillion-dollar designer mansions hanging off the hill above.

Bring Your

Funboard, longboard, fish, gun

Seabed

Rock reef

Best Season

Winter is strongest, but can get surf year-round.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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