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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Waitpinga (light winds from the NW at Victor Harbor CFS Lower Inman Valley wx 15 km from Waitpinga). 1.3m 10 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.9m 18 s period swell from SSW , plus 1.9m 6 s period wind swell from NW
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Moderate
19.3 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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Waitpinga Surf Forecast / SA – Adelaide / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 pm Monday 16 Jul 2018 ACST

Waitpinga surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Waitpinga sea temperature is 14.4 °C (Statistics for 16 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.1 min: 13.8 °C)

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Rating
(10 max)
2
1
0
0
11
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11
11
0
0
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11
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3
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
SW
1.3
SW
4.5
W
4.5
SW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.7
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
Period(s) (?)181781321201919181716161615141312111118171616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)51468425427467116501007883331073882137054685678066265420421361313608293179664167735024804
Wind
(km/h)
35
NW
40
NW
55
W
40
W
25
WNW
35
NW
40
NW
40
NW
40
WNW
25
WSW
35
WSW
30
SW
25
SW
15
WNW
30
NW
30
NNW
40
NNW
45
NNW
40
N
40
NW
30
WNW
30
WNW
20
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
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cross-
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cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
off
crosscrosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:03PM
0.62

4:31AM
0.20
4:25PM
0.56

5:03AM
0.26
4:40PM
0.49

5:46AM
0.31
4:49PM
0.42

6:40AM
0.34
4:42PM
0.36

7:56AM
0.37
3:40PM
0.33

9:56AM
0.40


11:37AM
0.45


Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:40PM
0.08
9:03AM
0.10

11:41PM
0.09
9:49AM
0.14

11:44PM
0.09
10:35AM
0.20

11:51PM
0.08
11:26AM
0.26

12:01AM
0.07

1:02PM
0.32
12:11AM
0.08


12:13AM
0.08



Note: the tide data above is for Parsons Beach which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waitpinga.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waitpinga blow from the NNE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-171----815721------821-
High °C
1616141314151616151011131312131414141717161615
Low °C
161613131314151510109121212131314141714151515
Chill °C (?)
14141110121314141378101110111212111515141414
Sunrise
--7:22--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:18--7:18--
Sunset
5:21--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:23--5:24--5:24--5:25-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 39mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Tue morning, moderate winds from the SW by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Fri night, strong winds from the NNW by Sun morning).

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Information about the Waitpinga Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waitpinga provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Waitpinga can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waitpinga surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Waitpinga) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Waitpinga may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Waitpinga is 32 km (20 miles) from Rapid Bay. If you plan a holiday in Adelaide, look for hotels and other accommodation in Rapid Bay. Rapid Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.