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Chicken Reef Surf Forecast / WA – Rottnest Island / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 14 Aug 2022 AWST
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Chicken Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Chicken Reef sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 14 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 19.8 min: 17.1 °C)
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Chicken Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Chicken Reef sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 14 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 19.8 min: 17.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the SW at Rottnest Island Lighthouse 2 km from Chicken Reef). Surf should be turning clean at Chicken Reef.

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Light
6 km/h
SW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Chicken Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Chicken Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Aug 14) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 15s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Chicken Reef in the next 12 days are 5.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Aug 17) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 7s period and expected on Monday (Aug 15) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (AWST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Sun 14th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 15s
Best Surf 2PM (Sun 14th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 15s
Most Powerful 5PM (Wed 17th Aug)16ft (5.0m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Chicken Reef over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
653420000000544544422001333221112000
Swell
Height Map
T western australia.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T western australia.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
W
2.5
W
2.2
W
1.6
W
1.6
W
2.5
WNW
2.5
W
3
W
3.5
W
5
W
5
WSW
4
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
SW
0.7
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
Period(s) (?)15151413138111111111213131313131212121213141413151415141312121116141413
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)4227342020339198528431510243230285096650950283151280917521103800703626647756892733679135612401037788624371222133226515603514
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNE
10
WNW
25
NE
25
N
30
NNW
50
NW
35
W
35
W
45
W
50
W
65
WSW
30
SW
15
S
15
SSW
15
SW
5
SW
5
SSW
15
E
5
ENE
15
S
15
S
20
SE
45
SE
35
ESE
30
E
30
E
35
E
30
ENE
25
E
25
ENE
30
NE
35
N
35
N
30
SSW
35
SSW
30
SSE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffononcross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:54AM
0.77
12:41AM
0.46
11:18AM
0.63
12:29AM
0.47
11:18AM
0.51
12:34AM
0.52
10:28AM
0.44
1:03AM
0.58
1:49AM
0.66
2:52AM
0.75
4:07AM
0.84
5:18AM
0.91
6:18AM
0.97
7:07AM
1.00
7:50AM
0.99
Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:05PM
0.35
4:07AM
0.42
6:36PM
0.37
5:05AM
0.40
5:31PM
0.36
6:16AM
0.42
4:52PM
0.33
4:31PM
0.30
4:23PM
0.31
4:21PM
0.33
4:19PM
0.37
4:15PM
0.40
4:16PM
0.42
4:24PM
0.41

Note: the tide data above is for Rottnest Island, Australia which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Chicken Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Chicken Reef blow from the NNE

Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
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Rain (mm)
-----9313341------------------11----
Temp. °C161617151919171717151315151515151415131515151613121614151917172221171615
Low °C16161414181716151414131314141414141312141414151091512111816162018171513
Feels °C (?)13141610151510984-1791212141413121211107551079151211161616109
Sunrise6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:45--6:43--
Sunset-5:49--5:50--5:51--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:53--5:54--5:55--5:55-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Mon night. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the NW by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Wed afternoon). Winds decreasing (gales from the WSW on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 9°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Sat morning, strong winds from the SE by Sun afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Tue morning). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Chicken Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Chicken Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Chicken Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Chicken Reef surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Chicken Reef) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Chicken Reef may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Chicken Reef is 24 km (15 miles) from the very large city of Fremantle. If you plan a holiday in Rottnest Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Fremantle. Fremantle has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.