Tathra Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SE | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 19.5 °C
Tathra in Far South Australia is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.
Overall Tathra Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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Visitor Reviews of Tathra
“Tathra is always flat in summer, the bigger and better waves are late February to June and you can also get good waves in the winter but it is usually chopped up by the wind. The best waves are usually at the northern end with a good bank at the river mouth (when it is open ) and it is usually bigger once you get half way along the beach which is called the pole.
Don't try and snake and take waves of the young locals because they rip it up and you will get in trouble and struggle to get another wave for your session, the locals are very nice but you shouldn't turn up to a beach and not know the history behind it and all the groups that have surfed it and try and take waves of the locals.”
John smith from AUSTRALIA - 14 Jun 2010
- The nearest passenger airport to Tathra is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 171 km (106 miles) away (directly).
- The second closest airport to Tathra is Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia, 280 km (174 miles) away.
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