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

Overall: 3.5

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Kelps Surf Guide

Kelps on the East Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Kelps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kelps:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kelps 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 47% of the time in June while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kelps Location Map

Interactive Kelps 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 Kelps is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 312 km (194 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kelps is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 398 km (247 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Kelps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 22:48 Local Time
SatSun
7:30PM10:30PM1:30AM4:30AM
Wave (m) 3.0
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
Period (s) 19 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 25
SE 20
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross

Swell History at Kelps

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

Wind History at Kelps

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    42km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    42km away

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