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Horseshoe Bay Surf Guide

Horseshoe Bay in Far South New South Wales is a sheltered beach break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Horseshoe Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Horseshoe Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Horseshoe Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in June while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% 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 Location Map

Interactive Horseshoe Bay 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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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.
Horseshoe Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 16:32 Local Time
Tuesday 13
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 11 11 4 5
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 20
NE 15
N 10
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Horseshoe Bay

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

Wind History at Horseshoe Bay

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Horseshoe Bay:

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.