Bodyboarding in Mandurah Wedge, Dawesville Channel, Western Australia Australia

Ideal Swell Direction:
West, Northwest
Offshore Winds:
East, Southeast
Mandurah is the second-largest city in Western Australia and it is situated at about 72 km/45 mi in the south of the capital city, Perth. The climate is classified as Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and cool and wet winters. The seaside town and all the section of the coastline attract a large number of tourists and sport enthusiasts all year long.

Mandurah Wedge is located behind the southern groyne of the Dawesville Channel. It is a popular spot for body-boarding, as on a good day, it can provide epic drops and wipe-outs. Offshore winds blow from the east, southeast and the ideal swell direction is from the west, northwest. On this site, swell sizes start from 1 m-1.5 m and holding up to 4 m/12 ft.

In summer, the wind blows offshore at 49%, in autumn the wind blows at 54%, in winter at 37% and in spring at 43%. In addition, it is suitable for more experienced body-boarders. Keep in mind that, you will have much competition for waves here, as it is a crowded place with many surfers and body-boarders. Last but not least, apart from water-sports Mandurah caters for a variety of hotels, bars and good restaurants to relax and have fun. Note: be careful of rips and rocks.