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Rapid Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Rapid Bay Surf Guide

Rapid Bay in Adelaide is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rips, sharks and sharks.

Rapid Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rapid Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rapid Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
100%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rapid Bay Location Map

Interactive Rapid 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 Rapid Bay is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rapid Bay is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 503 km (312 miles) away.

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Rapid Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 29 July 2021, 21:00 Local Time
ThuFri
6:30PM9:30PM0:30AM3:30AM
Wave (m)
0.5
W
1.4
N
1.6
N
1.4
N
Period (s) 9 5 6 6
Wind (km/h)
35
35
35
35
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Rapid Bay

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

Wind History at Rapid Bay

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

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    Reliability: very consistent
    32km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away

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