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

Overall: 2.8

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Short Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Far South New South Wales, Australia)

Short Point Spot ID

Barrels Bro, Short Point photo

Short Point

Photo credit: Jai Miller

Body Boarding - Sam Lovelock, Short Point photo

Short Point

Photo credit: Jai Miller

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:04 Local time
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Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
N 10
Wind State cross-
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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.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

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 MerimbulaAirport, 3 km from Short Point.

moderate winds from the WNW

no report
Air temperature
19.8 °C

Current weather near Short Point

Overall Short Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Short Point:

  • Closest city location
    114 mi
  • Second closest city location
    119 mi
  • Third closest city location
    144 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    177 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    178 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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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Short Point, NSW - Far South. Use the tab navigation above to view Short Point sea temperature, Short Point photographs, Short Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Short Point webcams, current wind from NSW - Far South live weather stations and Short Point 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 Short Point.