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Flatrock ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Flatrock Surf Guide

Flatrock on the West Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Flatrock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Flatrock:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Flatrock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in February while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Flatrock Location Map

Interactive Flatrock 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 Flatrock is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 294 km (183 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Flatrock is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 417 km (259 miles) away.

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Flatrock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 00:46 Local Time
Friday 23
0:30AM3:30AM6:30AM9:30AM
Wave (m) 4.0
SSW
4.0
SSW
4.0
SSW
3.5
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 17 17
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 20
SW 20
SSW 20
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Flatrock

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

Wind History at Flatrock

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

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