Short Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

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Short Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Far South New South Wales, Australia)

Barrels Bro, Short Point photo

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Body Boarding - Sam Lovelock, Short Point photo

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Short Point Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.0 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 19:25 Local time

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8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 7 3 4 4
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 25
N 20
N 25
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Short Point in Far South New South Wales is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west northwest with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Merimbula, 3 km from Short Point.

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Short Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Merimbula Airport, 3 km from Short Point.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
23.7 °C

Current weather near Short Point

Overall Short Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Short Point

Phil Osopher from AUSTRALIA writes:

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.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Short Point:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Merimbula Bar 1 mi
Second closest break Pambula Rivermouth 4 mi
Third closest break Lennards Island 9 mi
Fourth closest break Aisling's Beach 11 mi
Fifth closest break Asling's Beach 11 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Short Point:

Closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 5046 mi
Second closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 5067 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5215 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5272 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5574 mi

Tide stations nearest to Short Point:

Closest tide station Merimbula 2 mi
Second closest tide station Eden 12 mi
Third closest tide station Bermagui 32 mi
Fourth closest tide station Gabo Island 47 mi
Fifth closest tide station Moruya 70 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Short Point:

Closest ski area Perisher (Australia) 91 mi
Second closest ski area Thredbo (Australia) 94 mi
Third closest ski area Charlotte Pass (Australia) 94 mi
Fourth closest ski area Selwyn Snowfields (Australia) 107 mi
Fifth closest ski area Falls Creek (Australia) 147 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Short Point:

Closest city location Queanbeyan (Australia) 114 mi
Second closest city location Canberra Capital Hill (Australia) 119 mi
Third closest city location Canberra (Australia) 119 mi
Fourth closest city location Nowra (Australia) 144 mi
Fifth closest city location Albury (Australia) 177 mi
  • 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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