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North Moana Beach break guide

North Moana Beach Surf Guide

North Moana Beach in Adelaide is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

North Moana Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Moana Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at North Moana Beach 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 North Moana Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing North Moana Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in August while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% 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).

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Interactive North Moana 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 North Moana Beach is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to North Moana Beach is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 479 km (298 miles) away.

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North Moana Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 21:44 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at North Moana Beach

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

Wind History at North Moana Beach

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

North Moana Beach Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Tyson from Australia
“Moana is a long stretch of beach that you are able to drive your car on (there is only one side of the beach that you can do this the other is NO cars).
Most of the time at Moana the waves are extremely small but sometimes it can get bigger.
North Moana beach is a short 90km drive from Adelaide.
the water is just a 1min walk from the caravan park.”

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