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Observation City ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.8

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Observation City Surf Guide

Observation City on the West Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of sharks,groynes and rocks.

Observation City Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Observation City:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Observation City with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in June while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% 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
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Observation City Location Map

Interactive Observation City 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 Observation City is Perth International Airport (PER) in Australia, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Observation City is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD), also in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Observation City Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 10:59 Local Time
Tuesday 01
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
SW
1.5
WSW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 14 13 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 25
SSW 30
S 30
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Observation City

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

Wind History at Observation City

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

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