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Mandalay Beach Surf Guide

Mandalay Beach in Far South Australia is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Mandalay Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mandalay Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mandalay Beach 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 19% of the time in May while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mandalay Beach Location Map

Interactive Mandalay 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 Mandalay Beach is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 310 km (193 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Mandalay Beach is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 326 km (202 miles) away.

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Mandalay Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 October 2022, 21:24 Local Time
FriSaturday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Mandalay Beach

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

Wind History at Mandalay Beach

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

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