Located south of Adelaide in South Australia, Bullies is a mutant, changeable reef break that explodes onto a shallow rock shelf. The waves are difficult to surf, breaking for up to 50 meters. The wave is a quintessential slab: A thick lip, large barrel, and dangerous water levels are the norm here. Catch and ride a wave and a wide-open barrel will be your reward. Fall, and you might be grabbing your spare board from your car if you’re lucky. Unlucky falls will lead to medical treatment.
What are the best surf conditions for Bullies?
Gets good between overhead and double overhead. A shortboard or step-up (whatever you can make the drop on) are the equipment of choice here. Bullies is for advanced or pro surfers only. The surf here is semi-consistent (5/10) and usually uncrowded due to the danger of the wave (4/10). The best tides are mid, and offshore winds come from the Northwest. A good-sized South swell is ideal for the spot.
We recommend a 3/2 wetsuit in the summer with water temperatures hitting 17 degrees in February. In winter we recommend a 4/3 wetsuit as water temperatures drop to about 14 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.