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Waitpinga ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Waitpinga Spot ID

The search goes on, Waitpinga photo


Photo credit: Scotty

dolphin surfing waitpinga beach photo


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Desert lineup, Waitpinga photo


Photo credit: Clayman

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.0 °C

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Sunday, 26 June 2016, 17:36 Local time
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 13 12 12 20
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 20
NNW 20
NW 25
Wind State cross-

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Waitpinga in Adelaide is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks, rips and sharks.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Parsons Beach, 3 km from Waitpinga.

IS AT (local time)

Waitpinga Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Encounter Bay, 13 km from Waitpinga.


Nearby precipitation but not falling at station
Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Waitpinga

Overall Waitpinga Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Waitpinga Location Maps

Waitpinga Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Waitpinga:

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Wave buoys nearest to Waitpinga:

Tide stations nearest to Waitpinga:

  • Closest tide station
    Victor Harbor
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Second Valley
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape Jervis
    23 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Hog Bay
    32 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Waitpinga:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Donna Buang
    422 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Lake Mountain
    429 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Mount Buller
    453 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Mount Baw Baw
    456 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mt Stirling
    456 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Waitpinga:

  • Closest city location
    49 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Adelaide Hills
    52 mi
  • Third closest city location
    229 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    290 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    332 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Waitpinga is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 77 km (48 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Waitpinga is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 524 km (325 miles) away.
Waitpinga break location map and break info

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