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A-Bay (Willyama Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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A-Bay (Willyama Bay) Surf Guide

A-Bay (Willyama Bay) in Yorke Peninsula is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and sharks.

A-Bay (Willyama Bay) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing A-Bay (Willyama Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at A-Bay (Willyama Bay) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf A-Bay (Willyama Bay) (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing A-Bay (Willyama Bay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in August while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
46%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore A-Bay (Willyama Bay) Location Map

Interactive A-Bay (Willyama Bay) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to A-Bay is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 145 km (90 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to A-Bay is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 457 km (284 miles) away.

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A-Bay (Willyama Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 22:15 Local Time
SatSun
6:30PM9:30PM0:30AM3:30AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 16 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
SSW 10
SSW 10
WSW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at A-Bay (Willyama Bay)

Surf stats for A-Bay (Willyama Bay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at A-Bay (Willyama Bay)

Wind stats for A-Bay (Willyama Bay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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