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Pennington Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Pennington Bay Surf Guide

Pennington Bay in Kangaroo Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rips and sharks.

Pennington Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pennington Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pennington Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:
South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Pennington Bay sea temperature, Pennington Bay photographs, Pennington Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pennington Bay webcams, current wind from SA - Kangaroo Island live weather stations and Pennington Bay tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Pennington Bay

Pennington Bay Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 23:03 Local time
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For American River, Australia, 7 km from Pennington Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Pennington Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kingscote, 25 km from Pennington Bay.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
7.5 °C

Current weather near Pennington Bay

Overall Pennington Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Pennington Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Pennington Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Pennington Bay Location Maps

Pennington Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to SA - Kangaroo Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pennington Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pennington Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pennington Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Pennington Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    American River
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Hog Bay
    15 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Emu Bay
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Cape Jervis
    26 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Pennington Bay is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 125 km (78 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Pennington Bay is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 531 km (330 miles) away.
Pennington Bay break location map and break info