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The Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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The Island Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 14:50 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 13 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 40
SSE 35
SSE 40
Wind State cross cross cross-

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The Island on the West Coast is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A right hand reef. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips, sharks and isolation.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sceale Bay, 5 km from The Island.

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The Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Streaky Bay, 28 km from The Island.

light winds from the E

distant precipitation but not falling at station
Air temperature
28.2 °C

Current weather near The Island

Overall The Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to The Island is Woomera Airport (UMR) in Australia, which is 328 km (204 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Island is Adelaide International Airport (ADL), also in Australia, 454 km (282 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Island, SA - Eyre Peninsula. Use the tab navigation above to view The Island sea temperature, The Island photographs, The Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Island webcams, current wind from SA - Eyre Peninsula live weather stations and The Island 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 The Island.