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Ethel Wreck ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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Ethel Wreck Surf Guide

Ethel Wreck in Yorke Peninsula is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, sharks,wreck.

Ethel Wreck Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ethel Wreck:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ethel Wreck with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in May while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ethel Wreck Location Map

Interactive Ethel Wreck 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 Ethel Wreck is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 157 km (98 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ethel Wreck is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 459 km (285 miles) away.

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Ethel Wreck Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 07:31 Local Time
Tuesday 11
6:30AM9:30AM12:30PM3:30PM
Wave (m) 2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
Period (s) 13 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 20
SSE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Ethel Wreck

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

Wind History at Ethel Wreck

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

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    • Icon  s43.8
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

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