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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Chicken Reef

Australia, WA, Perth City, Rottnest-Island

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Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 32° 1.707' S
Longitude: 115° 31.563' E

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 Access

Chicken reef is located on Rottnest island, off the coast of WA. get there by ferry. Take a bus around. On the southern side of the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Chicken reef is located on Rottnest island, off the coast of WA. get there by ferry. Take a bus around. On the southern side of the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Chicken reef is located on Rottnest island, off the coast of WA. get there by ferry. Take a bus around. On the southern side of the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Chicken reef is located on Rottnest island, off the coast of WA. get there by ferry. Take a bus around. On the southern side of the island.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name chicko's

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Left handers. must be a experienced surfer to surf here. can get big, and can get good shape. It's a sucking take-off over a shallow ledge. You are straight in the barrel or you are on the beautiful coral... Best surfer at mid tide with a solid swell when the take off links up the inside reform. Best wind: N-NE wind.
its a good spot for the body boarders, but its also great for surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): Left handers. must be a experienced surfer to surf here. can get big, and can get good shape. It's a sucking take-off over a shallow ledge. You are straight in the barrel or you are on the beautiful coral... Best surfer at mid tide with a solid swell when the take off links up the inside reform. Best wind: N-NE wind.<br />its a good spot for the body boarders, but its also great for surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): Left handers. must be a experienced surfer to surf here. can get big, and can get good shape. It's a sucking take-off over a shallow ledge. You are straight in the barrel or you are on the beautiful coral... Best surfer at mid tide with a solid swell when the take off links up the inside reform. Best wind: N-NE wind.&lt;br &#47;&gt;its a good spot for the body boarders, but its also great for surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): Left handers. must be a experienced surfer to surf here. can get big, and can get good shape. It's a sucking take-off over a shallow ledge. You are straight in the barrel or you are on the beautiful coral... Best surfer at mid tide with a solid swell when the take off links up the inside reform. Best wind: N-NE wind.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;its a good spot for the body boarders, but its also great for surfers.

Atmosphere

its good. god cliffs above it. it has a real surf spot setting. It 's a great place for diving.Chickens can get really crowded during the holidays as you can see it from the bus stop, normally lots of people get of and surf so it can get crowded. on uncroweded days it is a nice left which normally breaks in one spot and peels off. Sometimes it barrels nicley. The end has a nice air section but it's onto bare sharp reef so try to resiste the urge.

English (Translate this text in English): its good. god cliffs above it. it has a real surf spot setting. It 's a great place for diving.Chickens can get really crowded during the holidays as you can see it from the bus stop, normally lots of people get of and surf so it can get crowded. on uncroweded days it is a nice left which normally breaks in one spot and peels off. Sometimes it barrels nicley. The end has a nice air section but it's onto bare sharp reef so try to resiste the urge.

English (Translate this text in English): its good. god cliffs above it. it has a real surf spot setting. It 's a great place for diving.Chickens can get really crowded during the holidays as you can see it from the bus stop, normally lots of people get of and surf so it can get crowded. on uncroweded days it is a nice left which normally breaks in one spot and peels off. Sometimes it barrels nicley. The end has a nice air section but it's onto bare sharp reef so try to resiste the urge.

English (Translate this text in English): its good. god cliffs above it. it has a real surf spot setting. It 's a great place for diving.Chickens can get really crowded during the holidays as you can see it from the bus stop, normally lots of people get of and surf so it can get crowded. on uncroweded days it is a nice left which normally breaks in one spot and peels off. Sometimes it barrels nicley. The end has a nice air section but it's onto bare sharp reef so try to resiste the urge.

General

yeh its great. only if u know how to surf or bodyboard.

English (Translate this text in English): yeh its great. only if u know how to surf or bodyboard.

English (Translate this text in English): yeh its great. only if u know how to surf or bodyboard.

English (Translate this text in English): yeh its great. only if u know how to surf or bodyboard.

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By Anonymous , 26-05-2011

chickos - i surfed 3 great days there in a row couple weeks ago
first day swell was just a little to big for the bubble so i couldnt sit so deep and cos the tide was maxed out it wasnt too hollow either. there was only me ans another guys out that day.
second day was a little smaller and perfect for the bubble. i was still a pretty new to the spot so it took me a while grow a sack and hit the bubble. the day was topped of with a pod of dolfins that hung round for half n hour jumping through the sets. was crazy.
fuckin love that place

By Anonymous , 06-08-2010

- to bloke below,
the bigger is not better
it max's at around 1.9m and whilst it still breaking it misses the bubble and fattens out, good chickens is bellow 6foot when it hits the bubble

By Anonymous , 25-06-2009

such a good wave - me n a few mates got this wave so good earlier this year. like 6-8 spitting ledgy barrels.
the bigger the better.

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