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Pondalowie Bay break guide

Pondalowie Bay Surf Guide

Pondalowie Bay in Yorke Peninsula is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A reef breaks left. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Pondalowie Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pondalowie Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pondalowie Bay occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pondalowie Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in February while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
87%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pondalowie Bay Location Map

Interactive Pondalowie Bay 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 Pondalowie Bay is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 156 km (97 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pondalowie Bay is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 454 km (282 miles) away.

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Pondalowie Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 3 February 2023, 10:46 Local Time
Friday 03
1:30PM4:30PM7:30PM10:30PM
Wave (m)
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
Period (s) 16 16 15 14
Wind (km/h)
45
45
40
30
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Pondalowie Bay

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

Wind History at Pondalowie Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pondalowie Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pondalowie Bay: