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Piccaninnie Ponds ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Piccaninnie Ponds Surf Guide

Piccaninnie Ponds on the East Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of and sharks.

Piccaninnie Ponds Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Piccaninnie Ponds:

The best conditions reported for surf at Piccaninnie Ponds occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Piccaninnie Ponds with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in July while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Piccaninnie Ponds Location Map

Interactive Piccaninnie Ponds 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 Piccaninnie Ponds is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, which is 313 km (194 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Piccaninnie Ponds is Melbourne International Airport (MEL), also in Australia, 349 km (217 miles) away.

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Piccaninnie Ponds Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 00:09 Local Time
Friday 16
0:30AM3:30AM6:30AM9:30AM
Wave (m) 4.5
SSW
4.0
SSW
4.0
SSW
4.5
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSW 10
SSW 10
SSW
Wind State on on on cross-
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Swell History at Piccaninnie Ponds

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

Wind History at Piccaninnie Ponds

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

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