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Knights Surf Guide

Knights in South Australia - East Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Knights Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Knights:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Knights with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in May while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Knights 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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Knights Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 28 September 2020, 16:17 Local Time
MonTue
6:30PM9:30PM0:30AM3:30AM
Wave (m) 1.2
S
1.1
S
1.0
S
1.0
S
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
NE 20
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Knights

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

Wind History at Knights

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

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