Found on the tip of the peninsula in the Cactus area, South Australia, Witzig’s is an excellent left reef break that thunders down a shallow rock shelf for up to 300 meters serving up both barrels and walls. This spot is named after Pal Witzig, the first to scope out this area through a surf tinted lens. The waves here are for those with no doubts about their surfing ability as the barreling waves suck hard on takeoff before slamming into the shallow shelf. Beyond this there is always a lot of water moving, make sure your paddling chops are up! Access is also difficult, a 4WD is necessary.
What are the best surf conditions for Witzig’s (Point Sinclair)?
This spot gets good between waist high and triple overhead. A shortboard, step up, or gun are the boards of choice here. Witzig’s is an advanced and pro spot only. It is very exposed, and therefore usually has a wave (5/10). It is never crowded (3/10). The best tides are low to medium. Couple that with an offshore breeze from the East and a large swell from the South, Southeast, or Southwest and the wave will really start working.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit in the summer with temps hitting a lovely 21 degrees in February. In winter water temperatures drop to about 16 degrees, so it would be best to bring a 4/3. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.