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

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Waitpinga Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Adelaide, Australia)

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Waitpinga Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Monday, 20 April 2015, 01:12 Local time

Monday 20
0:30AM 3:30AM 6:30AM 9:30AM
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 20
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Waitpinga in Adelaide is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks, rips and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Parsons Beach, 3 km from Waitpinga.

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At 2nd Valley Forest, 22 km from Waitpinga.

moderate winds from the SSE

Air temperature
9.8 °C

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Visitor Reviews of Waitpinga

Steeve Whitehead from AUSTRALIA writes:

For most of the 1980's and 1990's I had the privilege of surfing this world class surf beach. I have heard it said and read the same comment on the internet- "Waitpinga, the beach that never goes flat." This is mostly true as you might get unsurfable small days with offshores, about once every 3 years.

The beach itself is a fairly straight looking embayment between Newland Head at the eastern end and Waitpinga/Parsons Point to the west end. It is approx 3.2 km long.

The surf at this beach is breaking on top of regularly moving sand banks and is both hollow and walling. The surf here is most ridden between 1.5 m and 3.5 m. The surf steps up out of deeper water in a peaky dumping section before backing off into a wall as it passes into the rip channels.

My favorite time of year is winter because often there is a big SW storm blowing followed by an offshore wind overnight, which is developing a head of the next SW wind change. What does this mean? It means big lumpy looking swell on new sandbanks at Waitpinga with offshores. Often I would paddle out and surf all day alone picking off 4 to 6 meter lumps with barrels comparable to pipeline in Hawaii. This demonstrates Waitpinga's other potential as a real adrenalin junkies fixer upper. The offshores during winter can be intermittent but the other side of the coin is that I have seen offshores for 2 weeks at a time and that happens often in winter.

A 6'8 to 7'2 is good for this bigger winter stuff. best offshores N, and NE, but will accept NW winds better nearer to Waitpinga /Parsons Point.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Waitpinga:

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Closest break Parsons Beach 2 mi
Second closest break Victor Harbour 6 mi
Third closest break The Dump 12 mi
Fourth closest break Boomer Beach 14 mi
Fifth closest break Middleton Point 14 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Waitpinga:

Closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 5524 mi
Second closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 5571 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5661 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5715 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 6069 mi

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 Aldinga 25 mi
Fifth closest tide station Hog Bay 32 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Waitpinga:

Closest ski area Mt Donna Buang (Australia) 422 mi
Second closest ski area Lake Mountain (Australia) 429 mi
Third closest ski area Mount Buller (Australia) 453 mi
Fourth closest ski area Mount Baw Baw (Australia) 456 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mt Stirling (Australia) 456 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Waitpinga:

Closest city location Adelaide (Australia) 49 mi
Second closest city location Adelaide Hills (Australia) 52 mi
Third closest city location Mildura (Australia) 229 mi
Fourth closest city location Warrnambool (Australia) 290 mi
Fifth closest city location Ballarat (Australia) 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.
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