Sandon Point Sunset

Sandon Point Sunset

Sandon Point Sunset
From the Surfing in Australia Series

Sandon Point is one of Australia's best-known surfing Mecca's. For more than half a century, thousands of surfers, including myself, have spent endless hours enjoying the amazing waves that form along this rocky point. One of the attractions of Sandon Point is its exposure to large southerly swells which produce clean shaped wave walls of up to 20 feet running in along the north facing shoreline.

Sandon is closely linked to Bulli's cole mining history. It was here in 1863 that a huge timber jetty was built off the north facing shore, to accommodate large coal ships. In 1943 the jetty was adandoned and successive storms caused severe damage leaving just a couple of solemn pylons rising up from the ocean. These were a great danger to surfers, some lost boards, some broke bones and others lost their lives but nothing stopped the adrenalin rush experienced while riding waves in Sandon Points famous southerly swells. Luckily the last pylon was removed in the 1980s.