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Western Head Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Western Head Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.0 °C

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Friday, 16 November 2018, 01:15 Local time
ThuFriday 16
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 13 13 13 4
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 15
ENE 25
ESE 35
Wind State off cross-
cross cross

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Western Head Reef on the South Coast is a sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. A left hand reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Nova-Scotia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Liverpool Bay, Nova Scotia, 5 km from Western Head Reef.

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Western Head Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Western Head Airport, 2 km from Western Head Reef.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
-2.7 °C

Current weather near Western Head Reef

Buoy Data:

At Halifax Harbour Buoy, 73 miles from Western Head Reef.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 9 9 8 8

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Overall Western Head Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The closest passenger airport to Western Head Reef is Greenwood Airport (YZX) in Canada, 113 km (70 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Western Head Reef is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW), also in Canada, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Third is Halifax International Airport (YHZ) in Canada, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Saint John (St. John) Airport (YSJ) in Canada is 176 km (109 miles) away.
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Western Head Reef and is 236 km (147 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Western Head Reef, Nova Scotia. Use the tab navigation above to view Western Head Reef sea temperature, Western Head Reef photographs, Western Head Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Western Head Reef webcams, current wind from Nova Scotia live weather stations and Western Head Reef tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada 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 Canada 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 Western Head Reef.