Top tips for surfing at Middleton
21 August, 2015
Middleton is one of the most consistent spots when taking introductory surf lessons South Australia. Middleton beach, some 85km from Adelaide, is one of the broadest and low gradient sandbars in Australia, where rides of over a minute long are possible even when surfing straight to the beach in the whitewater! The surf area during hot summer days gets busy with surfers of all levels enjoying the waves but there is still plenty of space to practice in this long beach.
The type of wave at Middleton is a spilling wave and the breadth of the sandbar makes it a perfect place for practicing and catching whitewater waves. There is plenty of time to stand up and ride waves then roll in slowly and gently to shore.
As you get better, there are still great waves to be had, but as you want to catch green waves here you will need to possess strong paddling and wave negotiation skills to be able to get out the back of the surf.
There are a few rips on the beach, however most common is the side shore drift and surfers need to be aware of where they entered the water and monitor their position while out in the water. Choosing the beginner surfboard is a need before you surf. More newbie surfers take this for granted.
During strong south winds and big swells, the Mid Coast Beaches between here and Adelaide, will offer smoother, easier surfing conditions for kids and beginners.
Though there are many fun things to do in Middleton, you can still have fun in this spectacular place. All you need to do is to enjoy every moment and become an explorer.
Best Wind Direction
North East to North West winds.
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Moderate West swells to small South West to South East swells.
- Rocks, Rip Currents and Marine Life
The team from Surf and Sun Australia are avid surfers of Middleton Beach and other surrounding locations in Adelaide. Following most of these tips help them greatly when organizing the surf lessons they conduct in the area. Sharing them with everyone will also help you in staying clear from the dangers of surfing. Keeping you safe from any hazards will surely make you love the sport more.
Hope that every tip on this list will help you become a better surfer in the future. Grab that board today and go out for a fun filled, safe round of surfing in the waves of Middleton Beach!
If you need more help, or advise be sure to contact the friendly team of Surf & Sun at 1800 786 386.
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