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Gnaraloo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Gnaraloo Surf Guide

Gnaraloo in North West is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Gnaraloo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gnaraloo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gnaraloo 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 70% of the time in May while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
70%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gnaraloo Location Map

Interactive Gnaraloo 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 Gnaraloo is Learmonth Airport (LEA) in Australia, which is 179 km (111 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gnaraloo is Karratha Airport (KTA), also in Australia, 475 km (295 miles) away.

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Gnaraloo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 13:02 Local Time
Tuesday 20
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.1
SW
0.8
WSW
Period (s) 13 13 8 13
Wind (km/h) 30
S 35
SSW 30
SSW 35
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Gnaraloo

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

Wind History at Gnaraloo

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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