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Main Beach Surf Guide

Main Beach on the West Coast is a fairly exposed beach/Groyne break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take care of rips and sharks.

Main Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/groyneIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Main Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Main Beach 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 42% of the time in June while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Main Beach Location Map

Interactive Main Beach 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 Main Beach is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Main Beach is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 21 km (13 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Main Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 04:53 Local Time
Wednesday 08
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.1
SW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
25
30
25
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Main Beach

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

Wind History at Main Beach

Wind stats for Main Beach, 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 Main Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Main Beach: