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Cottesloe Beach break guidePhoto by: Ken Hall

Cottesloe Beach Surf Guide

Cottesloe Beach in the Perth Area is a fairly exposed beach/groyne break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, obstacles, sharks,.

Cottesloe Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cottesloe Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cottesloe Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cottesloe Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in April while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% 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).

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Interactive Cottesloe Beach 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 Cottesloe Beach is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cottesloe Beach is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 22 km (14 miles) away.

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Cottesloe Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 16:39 Local Time
Thursday 19Fri
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 18 18 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cottesloe Beach

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

Wind History at Cottesloe Beach

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

Cottesloe Beach Reviews:

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