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Depot Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.3

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Depot Beach Surf Guide

Depot Beach on the South Coast is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks, locals and sharks.

Depot Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Depot Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Depot Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Depot Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in July while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Depot Beach Location Map

Interactive Depot 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 closest passenger airport to Depot Beach is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 109 km (68 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Depot Beach is Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia, 180 km (112 miles) away.

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Depot Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 15:49 Local Time
Friday 26
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.3
S
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 10
SE 15
SSE 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Depot Beach

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

Wind History at Depot Beach

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

Depot Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 9 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Connor from Australia
“Good spot! Surfed here many times and love it, locals are very nice as well.”

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