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Hells Gate ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Hells Gate Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.5 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 19:35 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 11 11 11 6
Wind (km/h) 40
S 40
SSE 40
SSE 35
Wind State cross-
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Hells Gate in North West is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Western-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Geraldton, Australia, 1 km from Hells Gate.

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Hells Gate Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rorty PWS Strathalbyn wx, 9 km from Hells Gate.

wind obs. (27.4 kph from 232 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
19.8 °C

Current weather near Hells Gate

Overall Hells Gate Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Hells Gate:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    232 mi
  • Third closest city location
    247 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    250 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    251 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Hells Gate is Perth International Airport (PER) in Australia, which is 376 km (234 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Hells Gate is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD), also in Australia, 390 km (242 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hells Gate, WA - North West. Use the tab navigation above to view Hells Gate sea temperature, Hells Gate photographs, Hells Gate detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hells Gate webcams, current wind from WA - North West live weather stations and Hells Gate 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 Hells Gate.