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Rapid Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Rapid Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.3 °C

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Friday, 15 December 2017, 22:55 Local time
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 3 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SSE 10
SW 10
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Rapid Bay in Adelaide is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rips, sharks and sharks.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Second Valley, Australia, 5 km from Rapid Bay.

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Rapid Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At River Normanville wx, 16 km from Rapid Bay.


Air temperature
17.7 °C

Current weather near Rapid Bay

Overall Rapid Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Rapid Bay is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Rapid Bay is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 503 km (312 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rapid Bay, SA - Adelaide. Use the tab navigation above to view Rapid Bay sea temperature, Rapid Bay photographs, Rapid Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rapid Bay webcams, current wind from SA - Adelaide live weather stations and Rapid Bay 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 Rapid Bay.