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The Trough ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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The Trough Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Sunday, 17 February 2019, 07:53 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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The Trough on the South Coast is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aldinga, 6 km from The Trough.

IS AT (local time)

The Trough Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Old Noarlunga wx, 5 km from The Trough.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
18.7 °C

Current weather near The Trough

Buoy Data:

At Cape du Couedic Buoy, 119 miles from The Trough.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 12.2 12.0 12.4 12.8

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Overall The Trough Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The nearest passenger airport to The Trough is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Trough is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 480 km (298 miles) away.
The Trough break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Trough, SA - Adelaide. Use the tab navigation above to view The Trough sea temperature, The Trough photographs, The Trough detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Trough webcams, current wind from SA - Adelaide live weather stations and The Trough 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 Trough.