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High Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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High Rock Surf Guide

High Rock on the East Coast is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. A choice of left and right reefs. 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 urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

High Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing High Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at High Rock occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing High Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in September while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore High Rock Location Map

Interactive High Rock 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 High Rock is Grantley Adams International (Bridgetown) Airport (BGI) in Barbados, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to High Rock is Hewanorra International (Hewandorra) Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia Island, 165 km (102 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
High Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 15:36 Local Time
Saturday 10
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.9
NNE
1.1
NNE
1.1
NNE
1.2
NNE
Period (s) 10 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
NE 20
ENE
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Swell History at High Rock

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

Wind History at High Rock

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near High Rock. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To High Rock:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.