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Gibson Steps ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Gibson Steps Surf Guide

Gibson Steps in Far West Coast is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the north with some shelter here from north northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Gibson Steps Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gibson Steps:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gibson Steps occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gibson Steps 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 39% of the time in May while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% 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 Gibson Steps Location Map

Interactive Gibson Steps 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 closest passenger airport to Gibson Steps is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 138 km (86 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gibson Steps is Melbourne International Airport (MEL), also in Australia, 188 km (117 miles) away.

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Gibson Steps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:39 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 4.0
Period (s) 13 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 25
W 30
W 25
W 25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Gibson Steps

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

Wind History at Gibson Steps

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

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