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Hells Gate ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Hells Gate Surf Guide

Hells Gate in North West is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Hells Gate Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hells Gate:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hells Gate with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in June while 48% 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
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
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 Hells Gate Location Map

Interactive Hells Gate 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 Hells Gate is Perth International Airport (PER) in Australia, which is 376 km (234 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Hells Gate is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD), also in Australia, 390 km (242 miles) away.

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Hells Gate Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 13:17 Local Time
Tuesday 20
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 25
S 30
SSE 35
SSE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Hells Gate

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

Wind History at Hells Gate

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

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