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Coasting : Issue 9 Mar 2010
8 central coast • new south wales BLUEJUICE ANSWERS: 1 A rock platform from which swimmers and surfers jump into the surf at the point break at Avoca Beach. 2 Crackneck is a revered surfing spot (and the site where a 4m great white shark knocked a surfer off his board in 2005) off the headland at Bateau Bay. 3 Buggery is the first point past Maitland Bay in Bouddi National Park, where a shelf turns even the smallest southerly swell into a powerful left-hand tube. 4 A quiet surfing spot off the headland at MacMasters Beach. 5 You’ll find Pelicans Beach about halfway between North Entrance and Soldiers beaches. 6 This surfing spot takes its name from the sidewinding waves that are generated in a big swell at Maitland Bay, inside Bouddi National Park. 7 The local name given to a shore break off a rock shelf at Forresters Beach. 8 Little Beach is a popular surfing location off the beaten track in Bouddi National Park. 9 Urban legend has it that this pretty beach at Frazer Park, inside Munmorah State Conservation Area, takes its name from the fishermen who have lost their lives off the rocks in the area. 10 Spoon Bay is a beautiful swimming spot not far from Wamberal Lagoon. COASTING QUIZ FAST TRACK: Surfers take the aerial route to access the swell at this Avoca Beach landmark. But what is it called? Picture by Aaron Brown. yourself a So, you call How’s your knowledge of the region’s surfing and swimming hot spots, and their local nicknames? Can you identify and locate the marine marvels on our list? 1: Mugs. 2: Crackie. 3: Bugs. 4: Caves. 5: Pelo’s. 6: Sidewinders. 7: The Suck Up. 8: Littles. 9: Ghosties. 10: Spoon.
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