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Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(South Australia – East Coast)

Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) Surf Guide

Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) in South Australia - East Coast is a sheltered reef break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. No reef break here. Crowds are never a problem here. Watch out for Rocks - Sharks.

Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies):

The best conditions reported for surf at Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in August while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) Location Map

Interactive Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) 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.

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Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:51 Local Time
Friday 14
12:30PM3:30PM6:30PM9:30PM
Wave (m) 4.0
SW
4.0
SW
4.0
SW
3.5
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 25
SW 20
WSW 25
SW
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies)

Surf stats for Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies)

Wind stats for Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Frenchman's Rock (Frenchies):