Refraction

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When the swell hits a headland and wraps itself into the bay. That’s what you call refraction.

When there’s enough swell reeling into Snapper Rocks you’ll find a few hundred surfers paddling over each other for a shot at perfection.

There will be professionals, local legends, stand up paddle boards, older gents on ten foot Malibus, Bodyboarders and that one guy in a kayak. They’re all vying for the same waves. Burning, snaking, screaming their heads off in frustration and cheering when someone snags a real bomb. Its a circus.

It might only come to town once a year.

You’ll love the show but hate the clowns.

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