Swanage
 
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Discription of surf spot: Swanage, England

There are a couple of breaks here...one at North beach, and the main one in the bay...youll see where !! Park right in front of the break...easy paddle out; quite small but usually very hollow...can have a thumping thorey in shallow water....the lefts are more hollow, and both take you close to groynes, so keep your eyes peeled..breaks over a shallow reef made of old groynes, covered sometines with sand. Used to be a VERY mellow place, but getting busier all the time ( where isnt !! ) ...respect the locals, they are cool guyz...mainly bodybpoarders as the wave has a sharp take off, very hollow and is suited to sponging..only has a small window for working, so be patient, can go from flatish to 2ft+, just on the tides... see you out the back !

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Type of Wave reef break  
Direction left and right 
Bottom sand/rock bottom 
Level Intermediate 
Crowds a busy crowd 
Hazards getting crowded these dayz; old groynes that make the break work 
Lenght short 
Places to stay motels/ B&B's  
Nearest big city Bournemouth 
Nearest airport Bournemouth 
Other stuff to see & do Check out Durlston bay; good waves over shallow rocks; also under the castle on the west of Durslton bay...few surf shops to look around, loads od good ATB riding to be had; sea fishing etc....head back towards the ferry and turn off for the Banks Arms...good chilli and excellent view across to Poole and Bournemouth... 
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