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Elim ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Elim Surf Guide

Elim in Port Macquarie is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Elim Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Elim:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Elim 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 58% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Elim Location Map

Interactive Elim 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 Elim is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, which is 84 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Elim is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 210 km (130 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Elim Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 15:35 Local Time
Sunday 09
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SSW 5
SW 5
WNW
Wind State off cross-
off
glass cross-
off

Swell History at Elim

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

Wind History at Elim

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

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