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Cheese Graters ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.0

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Cheese Graters Surf Guide

Cheese Graters in Lord Howe Island is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the west. The best swell direction is from the east. No reef break here. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks - Sharks.

Cheese Graters Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cheese Graters:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cheese Graters occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cheese Graters with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in June while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cheese Graters Location Map

Interactive Cheese Graters 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 Cheese Graters is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 584 km (363 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cheese Graters is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 655 km (407 miles) away.

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Cheese Graters Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 03:16 Local Time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 9 8 8 12
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 25
WNW 20
W 20
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Cheese Graters

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

Wind History at Cheese Graters

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

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