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Barrels Surf Guide

Barrels in - is an exposed point break that usually has waves Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave angle is from the northeast.The break here is a left hand point. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Barrels Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barrels:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barrels occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Barrels (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Barrels with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in May while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barrels Location Map

Interactive Barrels 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 closest passenger airport to Barrels is Sungshan (Taipei) Airport (TSA) in Taiwan, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barrels is Chiang Kai Shek International (Taipei) Airport (TPE), also in Taiwan, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Barrels Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 11:41 Local Time
Wednesday 25
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 7 6
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
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Swell History at Barrels

Surf stats for Barrels, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barrels

Wind stats for Barrels, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Barrels. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s11.4
    Reliability: consistent
    14km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    28km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    50km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barrels: