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Horseshoe Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.6

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Horseshoe Bay Surf Guide

Horseshoe Bay in - is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf Offshore winds are from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Horseshoe Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Horseshoe Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Horseshoe Bay occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Horseshoe Bay 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 3% of the time in September while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
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. The nearest passenger airport to Horseshoe Bay is Nantucket Mem Airport (ACK) in USA, which is 1104 km (686 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Horseshoe Bay is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG), also in USA, 1134 km (704 miles) away.

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Horseshoe Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 21:41 Local Time
SatSunday 28
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
Period (s) 6 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 30
S 25
SW
Wind State cross-
on
on on cross-
on

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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Horseshoe Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

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