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North Durras Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.1
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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North Durras Reef Surf Guide

North Durras Reef in Far South Australia is an exposed beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

North Durras Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
22.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Durras Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at North Durras Reef occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf North Durras Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing North Durras Reef 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 43% of the time in May while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive North Durras Reef 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 North Durras Reef is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 108 km (67 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to North Durras Reef is Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia, 182 km (113 miles) away.

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North Durras Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 06:00 Local Time
ThuFri
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 2.4
NE
1.7
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.4
ENE
Period (s) 8 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 15
S 15
SSW 15
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Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
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on
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on

Swell History at North Durras Reef

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

Wind History at North Durras Reef

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

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