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

Overall: 3.8

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Chinamans Surf Forecast / SA – Yorke Peninsula / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 am Tuesday 11 May 2021 ACST
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Chinamans surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Chinamans sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 17.9 min: 16.4 °C)
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Chinamans surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Chinamans sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 17.9 min: 16.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 5 km away suggest it is still onshore at Chinamans (light winds from the SE at StenhouseBay).

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1 h 26 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
SE
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Chinamans this week:

The surf forecast for Chinamans over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 4s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Chinamans in the next 12 days are 3.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Thursday (May 13) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (ACST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Tue 11th May)6ft (1.8m) 14s
Best Surf12PM (Mon 17th May)8ft (2.5m) 17s
Most Powerful 9AM (Fri 14th May)10ft (3.0m) 17s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
002432000030003210455544333354455434
T south australia.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
0.9
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
2.2
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.6
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
13131313131271513171615141413131318171616151414141313211817161615141414
1285933778560480260331188117234804458629822090165710838217323115362531432185144698864847139834735520362501185515521068726623696
25
SSE
20
SE
20
ESE
10
NE
15
NW
25
NW
30
SSW
35
SW
25
SW
25
SW
30
SW
40
SW
35
SSE
20
S
15
SW
25
WSW
30
WSW
30
SW
20
S
10
SW
5
ESE
10
NNE
5
N
15
NE
15
NNE
10
NNW
10
NNE
5
NE
5
S
15
E
15
ENE
10
E
15
NE
15
N
10
WSW
5
SW
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
offcrossglass
2:01PM
0.98
2:13AM
0.58
2:20PM
1.04
2:32AM
0.56
2:40PM
1.07
2:49AM
0.53
3:03PM
1.08
3:05AM
0.50
3:26PM
1.07
3:18AM
0.46
3:51PM
1.05
3:27AM
0.44
4:17PM
1.00
3:29AM
0.41
4:46PM
0.94
3:13AM
0.40
5:20PM
0.85
6:05PM
0.75
8:24PM
0.65
12:44PM
0.60
11:00PM
0.61
8:46PM
0.16
7:33AM
0.18
9:11PM
0.15
7:47AM
0.17
9:37PM
0.16
8:02AM
0.16
10:04PM
0.18
8:17AM
0.16
10:33PM
0.22
8:31AM
0.16
11:06PM
0.28
8:43AM
0.17
11:46PM
0.33
8:54AM
0.20
12:52AM
0.38
8:59AM
0.24
8:38AM
0.30
6:22AM
0.35
5:32AM
0.34
5:54PM
0.50

Note: the tide data above is for Stenhouse Bay, Australia which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Chinamans.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Chinamans blow from the NNW

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
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131413131414141314141513121313141414141513131414151615161615151716161616
141412141315121213131313121212121213131414141414151616161615171717151616
7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--
-5:30--5:29--5:28--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:22-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed night, min 13°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Wed morning, strong winds from the SW by Thu morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Fri night, light winds from the S by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri morning, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Chinamans Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Chinamans provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Chinamans can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Chinamans 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 (Chinamans) 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 Chinamans 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Yorke Peninsula? If you are looking for accommodation near Chinamans, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Yorke Peninsula, consider staying in Kingscote which is 80 km (50 miles) away.