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Malua Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Malua Bay break guide

Malua Bay Surf Guide

Malua Bay in Far South Australia is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Malua Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Malua Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Malua Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Malua Bay 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 50% of the time in June while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Malua Bay Location Map

Interactive Malua 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 Malua Bay is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 110 km (68 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Malua Bay is Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia, 203 km (126 miles) away.

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Malua Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 02:33 Local Time
Wednesday 14
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSE
1.0
SSE
1.0
SSE
1.1
SE
Period (s) 8 9 9 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 10
NW 10
NNW 15
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Malua Bay

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

Wind History at Malua Bay

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

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