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Radar Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Radar Reef Surf Guide

Radar Reef in Rottnest Island is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks and isolation.

Radar Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Radar Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Radar Reef occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Radar Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in June while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Radar Reef Location Map

Interactive Radar Reef 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 Radar Reef is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Radar Reef is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Radar Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 06:10 Local Time
Thursday 04
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
Period (s) 11 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
NNW 25
NW 20
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Radar Reef

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

Wind History at Radar Reef

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

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