Short Point Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell NE | Wind WNW
Sea Temperature Today is: 20.1 °C
Short Point in Far South Australia is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the WNW with some shelter here from SE winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the NE. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Sharks have been reported here.
Overall Short Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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Visitor Reviews of Short Point
“It is true that Short Point can get crowded. The guide suggests that NW winds are offshore for Short Point. This is untrue. The place faces NE and is quite sheltered from sou-souwest winds. The surprise is that in summer the surrounding places can be flat, but Short Point will funnel and hold NE wind swells, and although messy and difficult to know where the take-off spot is, can provide some fun peaks on those blustery days. It is however, one of those places which looks much better from the carpark than it actually is. High tides can be frustrating. Low tides can produce shutdowns, with OK rights and a suicidal left further up the beach. Winter is the best time, with the south swells swinging into the bay and the cold and brisk offshore SW winds holding up some treasures.”
Phil Osopher from AUSTRALIA - 26 Feb 2011
- The nearest passenger airport to Short Point is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 188 km (117 miles) away (directly).
- The second closest airport to Short Point is Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia, 281 km (175 miles) away.
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