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Mckenzies Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.3

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Mckenzies Beach break guidePhoto by: scott

Mckenzies Beach Surf Guide

Mckenzies in Far South Australia is an exposed point break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast.There is a left hand point break here. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Mckenzies Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mckenzies Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mckenzies Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mckenzies Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in July while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mckenzies Beach Location Map

Interactive Mckenzies 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 Mckenzies is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 111 km (69 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Mckenzies is Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia, 204 km (127 miles) away.

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Mckenzies Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 16:11 Local Time
Tuesday 20
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.3
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0.3
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0.3
ENE
0.3
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Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 15
WNW 10
NW 15
WNW
Wind State cross off cross-
off
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Swell History at Mckenzies Beach

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

Wind History at Mckenzies Beach

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

Mckenzies Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Matthew Hall from Australia
“So much misinformation regarding this far south coast jem, it’s easily one of the best, most consistent spots on the eurobodalla coast. Works year round on a variety of conditions including SE & NE swell directions & all cross-off/off shore plus even light northerly on-shore winds. Multiple take off zone opportunities with both lefts & rights on offer. Suitable for beginner to expert level surfers with amateur level shore-break roll ins to heaving barrels simulatanously on offer. The predominant hazard here stemming from a blatant disregard of etiqutte amongst surfers here rather than rarely unmanageable conditions, likely due a mixture of skilled local & visiting amateur/beginner surfers from the mainland during the summer holiday period. Otherwise a uncrowded lineup by general standards (as with the majority all far south coast spots) & easy to find with ample parking & direct beach access.”

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