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Chiton Rocks Surf Guide

Chiton Rocks in South Australia - East Coast is a reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Chiton Rocks Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chiton Rocks:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chiton Rocks occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chiton Rocks 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 38% of the time in May while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
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
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chiton Rocks Location Map

Interactive Chiton Rocks 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.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Chiton Rocks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 07:47 Local Time
Monday 12
6:30AM9:30AM12:30PM3:30PM
Wave (m) 3.5
SSW
3.0
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
ENE 15
NE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Chiton Rocks

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

Wind History at Chiton Rocks

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Chiton Rocks. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Chiton Rocks:

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.