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Dirk Hartog Island Surf Guide

Dirk Hartog Island in North West is a fairly exposed reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, sharks, sharks and isolation.

Dirk Hartog Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dirk Hartog Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dirk Hartog Island occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dirk Hartog Island (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dirk Hartog Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in June while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Dirk Hartog Island Location Map

Interactive Dirk Hartog Island 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 Dirk Hartog Island is Learmonth Airport (LEA) in Australia, which is 445 km (276 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Dirk Hartog Island is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 697 km (433 miles) away.

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Dirk Hartog Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 2 February 2023, 23:43 Local Time
ThuFriday 03
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Dirk Hartog Island

Surf stats for Dirk Hartog Island, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dirk Hartog Island

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

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