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Chicken Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Chicken Reef

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Chicken Reef

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Chicken Reef

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Chicken Reef

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Chicken Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:19 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 30
W 30
WSW 30
SW 25
Wind State cross-

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Chicken Reef in Rottnest Island is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A reef breaks left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Western-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rottnest Island, Australia, 4 km from Chicken Reef.

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Chicken Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rottnest Island Lighthouse, 3 km from Chicken Reef.


Air temperature
13.4 °C

Current weather near Chicken Reef

Overall Chicken Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Chicken Reef:

  • Closest city location
    18 mi
  • Second closest city location
    21 mi
  • Third closest city location
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    36 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Chicken Reef is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Chicken Reef is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 43 km (27 miles) away.
Chicken Reef break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Chicken Reef, WA - Rottnest Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Chicken Reef sea temperature, Chicken Reef photographs, Chicken Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Chicken Reef webcams, current wind from WA - Rottnest Island live weather stations and Chicken Reef 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 Chicken Reef.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.