“Without a doubt, Rifles is one of the best waves on the planet!”
“Rifles is one of those waves that captivates you with its perfection. From the first time I surfed it and had the privilege of scoring three consecutive days of mind-blowing conditions, I became addicted to tracking the conditions and knowing when to be there for the next session.”
“I’ve witnessed surfers getting over five long barrels on a single wave, but Rifles is not a consistent wave. Conditions have to align perfectly. Rifles requires a swell with a distinct south direction and winds that are moderately west, not too strong. I recommend targeting the early season (April/May), and if you’re fortunate enough to score an epic day here, it could genuinely be the best session of your life.”
Gus Garcez – Playground Surf Resort Owner
Rifles is a highly variable wave, relying on a south swell with precisely the right angle to produce extremely long rides.
The ideal wind conditions are West to low Northwest winds. When combined with the right swell direction, magic happens.
Ideal conditions coincide with high tide, even though it’s still a shallow reef at high tide.
Rifles is situated at Karangmajat Island, surrounded by beautiful and pristine waters.
Expect a pleasant 15 to 20-minute boat ride from Playground Surf Resort, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and scout surf breaks along the way.
Tips from Gus Garcez, 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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