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Chicken Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Chicken Reef break guidePhoto by: harryc363

Chicken Reef Surf Guide

Chicken Reef in Rottnest Island is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A reef breaks left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Chicken Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
22.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chicken Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chicken Reef occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chicken Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in June while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chicken Reef Location Map

Interactive Chicken Reef 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 Chicken Reef is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Chicken Reef is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Chicken Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 12:36 Local Time
Sunday 18
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
E 20
SSW 30
SSW 30
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
on on cross-
on

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Swell History at Chicken Reef

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Wind History at Chicken Reef

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