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Cape Northumberland ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Cape Northumberland Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(South Australia – East Coast)

Cape Northumberland Spot ID

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Cape Northumberland

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Sunday, 22 July 2018, 18:39 Local time
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 40
N 35
N 40
N 40
Wind State cross-

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Cape Northumberland on the East Coast is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Macdonnell, Australia, 3 km from Cape Northumberland.

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Cape Northumberland Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mount Gambier, 36 km from Cape Northumberland.

moderate winds from the NNE

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Current weather near Cape Northumberland

Overall Cape Northumberland Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Cape Northumberland:

  • Closest city location
    101 mi
  • Second closest city location
    183 mi
  • Third closest city location
    205 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    215 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    220 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Cape Northumberland is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, which is 333 km (207 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cape Northumberland is Melbourne International Airport (MEL), also in Australia, 369 km (229 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cape Northumberland, SA - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Cape Northumberland sea temperature, Cape Northumberland photographs, Cape Northumberland detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cape Northumberland webcams, current wind from SA - East Coast live weather stations and Cape Northumberland tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cape Northumberland.