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Cape Arid ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Cape Arid Surf Guide

Cape Arid in Far South Australia is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Cape Arid Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape Arid:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cape Arid occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cape Arid with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in April while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape Arid Location Map

Interactive Cape Arid 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 Cape Arid is Kalgoorlie Boulder Airport (KGI) in Australia, which is 392 km (243 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cape Arid is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 709 km (440 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cape Arid Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 03:52 Local Time
SatSunday 11
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.1
S
2.1
S
2.0
S
2.0
S
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 30
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Cape Arid

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

Wind History at Cape Arid

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Cape Arid:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.