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Orford Rivermouth Surf Guide

Oxford Rivermouth on the East Coast is a sheltered beach/sandbar break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer left-handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

Orford Rivermouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Orford Rivermouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Orford Rivermouth occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Orford Rivermouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% 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 Orford Rivermouth Location Map

Interactive Orford Rivermouth 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 Orford Rivermouth is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Orford Rivermouth is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 125 km (78 miles) away.

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Orford Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
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Swell History at Orford Rivermouth

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

Wind History at Orford Rivermouth

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

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