Located on Rottnest Island, Strickland Bay is a fun reef break over a rock bottom. The waves here are challenging but rewarding. The reef itself is shallow, and many surfers exit the water with scrapes and bruises. Some waves can break for up to 200 meters, serving up barreling sections where you can pull in and snag some tube time, as well as walls fit for carves.
What are the best surf conditions for Strickland Bay?
Gets good between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your gun, longboard, or standard shortboard here. Strickland Bay is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and can get busy at peak times, especially holidays (5/10). The best winds for Strickland Bay are Northwest. The best swell direction is from the South and Southwest and the best tides are mid to low.
We recommend wearing a springsuit in summer with the warmest water temperature a pleasant 21 degrees in February. In winter we recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit with temps being a brisk 16 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.