Found in the waters off of Queensland, Australia Mudjimba or Old Woman Island is an excellent left and right-hand reef break that wrap around the ends of the island. The one in the south is a left that breaks hard and fast for 200 meters over a rocky reef. The waves are heavy, heaving, and unforgiving. In the right wind there will be plenty of chances to get barreled. The drops are difficult and access is best by boat (the 30 min paddle back to the mainland can be a bit sharky).
What are the best conditions for Mudjimba Island?
Gets good between waist high and triple overhead. We recommend a shortboard, step up, or gun when surfing here. Mudjimba Island is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers that are comfortable in heavy waves. The surf here does not break well often (3/10), and there can be a strong local vibe (5/10). The left-hander on the southern tip likes a North wind, any swell with East in it, and a higher tide. Be cautious here, the reefs are unforgiving if hit.
We recommend boardshorts or bikinis in the summer with water temperatures rising to 25 degrees in January. In winter a springuit is best with water temperatures dropping to around 19 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
200M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Rock BOTTOM