Surfing in Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia Australia

Wave quality:
Strong, powerfull
Skiil level:
The Kangaroo Island covers an area of approximately 4400 km²/1698.8 mi², located at 110 km/70 mi south-west of Adelaide and easily accessible by ferry or plane. A congregation of attractive small towns and fascinating wild Conservation parks, Kangaroo Island represents Australia's third largest Island.
 The Hanson Bay is off the South Coast Road and lies between Kelly Hill Caves and the Flinders Chase National Park in the south western corner of Kangaroo Island. The spot is a unique secret surfing destination for experienced practitioners. Occasional sand banks and a permanent rocky point break are the main elements of one and only Hanson Bay.
"Surfing Hanson Bay"
The best winds to look for is from northeast to northerly. Surfers can come across strong rips and undertows in the bay, as well as large strong waves, making surfing at Hanson Bay more strenuous. The spot is not recommended for beginners surfers since caution and good experience are a necessary prerequisites to hit the waves and not the rocks of the bay.
Flinders Chase National Park in the west of the island offers an alternative getaway, where koalas bask in the gum trees and seals basking on the beach. Don’t get surprised if kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas and Platypi come across your way.