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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.5 °C

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Sunday, 23 September 2018, 00:02 Local time
Sunday 23
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SSW 20
SSE 20
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Petrel Cove in South Australia - East Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks consists of lefts and there are also right and left reef breaks (right is best). Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and sharks.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Victor Harbor, Australia, 4 km from Petrel Cove.

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Live Weather:

At Encounter Bay, 5 km from Petrel Cove.

light winds from the WNW

distant precipitation but not falling at station
Air temperature
14.8 °C

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Overall Petrel Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Petrel Cove, SA - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Petrel Cove sea temperature, Petrel Cove photographs, Petrel Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Petrel Cove webcams, current wind from SA - East Coast live weather stations and Petrel Cove 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 Petrel Cove.