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Lighthouse Surf Guide

Lighthouse in the Margarets River Area is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and there is also a left hand reef break.. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Lighthouse Spot Info

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

Surfing Lighthouse:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lighthouse occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in May while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 179 km (111 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Lighthouse is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 198 km (123 miles) away.

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Lighthouse Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 10:05 Local Time
Tuesday 07
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h)
20
15
20
25
Wind State off cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Lighthouse

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

Wind History at Lighthouse

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

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