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Mousetraps break guidePhoto by: Flynn Ironmonger

Mousetraps Surf Guide

Mousetraps in the Margarets River Area is an exposed reef break that is often working Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. A reef breaks right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Mousetraps Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mousetraps:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mousetraps 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 Mousetraps (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Mousetraps with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in March while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Mousetraps Location Map

Interactive Mousetraps 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 Mousetraps is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 188 km (117 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Mousetraps is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 208 km (129 miles) away.

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Mousetraps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 10:55 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 12 11 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Mousetraps

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

Wind History at Mousetraps

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

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