Secret break: Surfing the Great Barrier Reef [Video]

Dec 06, 2012 2 Comments by

You make your annual pilgrimage to Padang Padang, everyone has seen your 35mm slides from Desert Point before it got crowded and you dream of kicking the bucket face-to-lip at Cyclops, Keanu Reeves style.

In other words, you’re a bit of a saltwater Buddha and you have the Bintang singlet range and reef scars to prove it.

Like many of us, you know waves stop breaking north of 1770 and the Great Barrier Reef ain’t no place for rolling barrels. We thought so too – until photosets like this showed up along with rumours of perfect waves on the outer edge of the reef.

Sitting in open ocean with exposure to all kinds of wind, timing is everything if you want to get a good set here, and the talk of the town is you’ll be sharing the water with big fish.

We don’t know where this is (in fact it seems to be a well-guarded secret) but we do know one thing: the search for the perfect wave is far from over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8DMzWJ4s9Q

Do you know where this is? Have you surfed it?

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About

Emanuel is an expat Swede who escaped the cold, unforgiving north for a life sunny side up in Queensland. A social media community manager by day and an aspiring Jacques Costeau on weekends, he spends most of his time writing, diving or looting milk from the office fridge.
  • http://www.scubadviser.com Jackie Hutchings

    Gotta learn how to do that. Great video; exhilarating!

  • Oz Jobs

    Fabulous video – would love to link to it to show potential new Queenslanders.