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Cape Kersaint ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Cape Kersaint Surf Guide

Cape Kersaint in Kangaroo Island is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south.The waves is a point break that peels left. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Cape Kersaint Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape Kersaint:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cape Kersaint occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cape Kersaint with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in May while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape Kersaint Location Map

Interactive Cape Kersaint 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 Kersaint is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 175 km (109 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cape Kersaint is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 544 km (338 miles) away.

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Cape Kersaint Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 07:12 Local Time
Monday 12
6:30AM9:30AM12:30PM3:30PM
Wave (m) 3.5
SSW
3.0
SSW
3.0
SSW
3.0
SSW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
NE 20
NNE 25
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Cape Kersaint

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

Wind History at Cape Kersaint

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

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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.