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Gnarabup Surf Guide

Gnarabup in Margaret River is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks favour lefts. Rarely crowded here.

Gnarabup Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gnarabup:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gnarabup occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Gnarabup 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 29% of the time in May while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gnarabup Location Map

Interactive Gnarabup 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 Gnarabup is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 227 km (141 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gnarabup is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 246 km (153 miles) away.

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Gnarabup Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 December 2022, 08:01 Local Time
Saturday 10
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h)
15
15
20
30
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Gnarabup

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

Wind History at Gnarabup

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

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