Australian surf slang for a big-wave reef or sandbar located well past the normal surfing lineup; an Aboriginal expression, synonymous to the American-coined "cloudbreak." As with many Australian nouns, "bombora" is usually shortened to "bombie." Sydney surfer Dave Jackman made national headlines in 1961 when he became the first surfer to ride the dreaded Queenscliff Bombora; two years later the S...

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