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D'Estrees Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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D'Estrees Bay Surf Guide

D'Estrees Bay in Kangaroo Island is a very sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

D'Estrees Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing D'Estrees Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at D'Estrees Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf D'Estrees Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing D'Estrees Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in August while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% 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).

Explore D'Estrees Bay Location Map

Interactive D'Estrees Bay 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 D'Estrees Bay is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 140 km (87 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to D'Estrees Bay is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 539 km (335 miles) away.

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D'Estrees Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 05:41 Local Time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 15
WSW 20
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at D'Estrees Bay

Surf stats for D'Estrees Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at D'Estrees Bay

Wind stats for D'Estrees Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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