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Pambula Rivermouth break guide

Pambula Rivermouth Surf Guide

Pambula Rivermouth in Far South Australia is an exposed beach/Sandbar break that has inconsistent surf. The optimum time of year for waves is autumn. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks peel to the right. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Pambula Rivermouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pambula Rivermouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pambula Rivermouth occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pambula Rivermouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in April while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% 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 Pambula 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 Pambula Rivermouth is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 194 km (120 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pambula Rivermouth is Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia, 283 km (176 miles) away.

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Pambula Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 20:46 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Pambula Rivermouth

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

Wind History at Pambula Rivermouth

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

Pambula Rivermouth Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Phil Osopher from Australia
“Have lived in the region for 11 years and have seen this place go off 3 times. I remember reading a surf guide which says this place can be world class. This is true, but you can grow old waiting for those perfect days.
This is not to say it isn't good most of the time, because the Rivo will offer some perfect little winter waves. Catch it on the right tide and a good time is guaranteed. The rights tend to be fast and take-off position is critical. The locals are very friendly and the feel in the water mostly is fairly mellow. Can get a bit spooky though, with the river mouth known to produce some grey beasts.
A very beautiful place to visit though.”

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