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Horseshoe Bay 1 Surf Guide

Horseshoe Bay 1 in South Australia - East Coast is a sheltered beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the north with some shelter here from west southwest winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is also a right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Horseshoe Bay 1 Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Horseshoe Bay 1:

The best conditions reported for surf at Horseshoe Bay 1 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 Horseshoe Bay 1 (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Horseshoe Bay 1 with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in September while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% 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 Horseshoe Bay 1 Location Map

Interactive Horseshoe Bay 1 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.

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Horseshoe Bay 1 Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 14:19 Local Time
Sunday 11
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 18 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 20
S 20
S 20
SSE 15
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Swell History at Horseshoe Bay 1

Surf stats for Horseshoe Bay 1, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Horseshoe Bay 1

Wind stats for Horseshoe Bay 1, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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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.