“Pitstops holds a special place in my heart as the spot where my son Koa, at the tender age of 6, first got barreled — fully disappearing and then reemerging with a stoke that only a perfect tube can give.”
“It’s our cherished family surf spot. This epic right-hander boasts a playful tube section from the get-go, tempting you to stall for the barrel or surge ahead for a high-octane ride. Its versatility is its charm, equally suited for dynamic maneuvers or a tranquil cruise down its face.”
“Family outings at Pitstops are the days I treasure. As the kids take to the waves, the immaculate beach becomes a playground of its own, against a backdrop of serene beauty. At dusk, the break morphs into a canvas painted with hues of the setting sun, perfect for a soulful surf session or a peaceful moment to simply watch and revel in the company of friends and family. Pitstops welcomes all surfers, its array of sections promising satisfaction for every style. Though it may be brief in length, the wave’s generous shape allows for a flurry of turns that leave you feeling as if you’ve traveled miles. With its gentle lip and consistent form, Pitstops gives the illusion of power, operating like a relentless wave machine. Here, it’s all about the pure joy of surfing. Whether you’re executing sharp turns or seamlessly gliding, every wave at Pitstops is an ode to the simple pleasures of the sport, shared with friends and family.”
Jarrad Davies – Playground Surf Resort Owner
3. Pit Stops
Pitstops truly comes into its own with swells ranging from waist to double overhead. The wave hits its sweet spot with a southwest to westerly direction, sculpting the perfect shape for an unforgettable session.
While Pitstops is adaptable to various winds, it thrives under southeast or east conditions, which craft the ultimate waves. Onshore breezes? They’re your cue to launch into impressive aerials.
Although Pitstops is a delight at any tide, the magic peaks at mid tide. Yet, be cautious around the full moon low tides, as the shallows can test the mettle of those less seasoned.
Cradled on Masokut Island, a paradise we call home, Pitstops is but a brief journey from the comforts of our resort.
A mere few minutes by boat is all it takes to reach Pitstops. This friendly and rewarding wave promises laughter, progression, and an abundance of memories for surfers, young and old alike.
Tips from Jarrad Davies, Playground Surf Resort
"I spent 8 days here with an awesome crew of friends and the outstanding coaching support of Margaret River High Performance Centre. The resort is simply stunning; the welcome from Donny and his tribe of cooks, photographers and boat crew goes well beyond anything I've experienced before. Such a great, happy, welcoming group of people. And the waves... OMG, these are world class and there are options for all levels. At least 20 surf breaks on your doorstep and local knowledge ensures that you hit the right ones according to winds, tide and swell. I'll never forget my time at Playgrounds and the wonderful people with whom I shared this experience!"
Jon Evans - July 2023
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