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Margaret River – South Side Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Margaret River, Australia)

Margaret River - South Side Surf Guide

Margaret River - South Side in Margaret River is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. There is no reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of urchins, rocks and sharks.

Margaret River - South Side Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Margaret River - South Side:

The best conditions reported for surf at Margaret River - South Side occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Margaret River - South Side (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Margaret River - South Side with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in February while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 Margaret River - South Side Location Map

Interactive Margaret River - South Side 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 Margaret River - South Side is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 225 km (140 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Margaret River - South Side is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 244 km (152 miles) away.

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Margaret River - South Side Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 December 2022, 13:50 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Margaret River - South Side

Surf stats for Margaret River - South Side, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Margaret River - South Side

Wind stats for Margaret River - South Side, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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