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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Rapid Bay sea temperature, Rapid Bay photographs, Rapid Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rapid Bay webcams, current wind from SA - Adelaide live weather stations and Rapid 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 Rapid Bay

Rapid Bay Surf:

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 19:57 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 3
Wind (km/h) 10
S 10
SSW 15
S 20
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Tide Times:

For Second Valley, Australia, 5 km from Rapid Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Rapid Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At 2nd Valley Forest, 11 km from Rapid Bay.

light winds from the SSW

no report
Air temperature
7.8 °C

Current weather near Rapid Bay

Overall Rapid Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


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

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

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Rapid Bay Location Maps

Rapid Bay Location Map

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Rapid Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Rapid Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Rapid Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Second Valley
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Cape Jervis
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Hog Bay
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Victor Harbor
    27 mi


  • 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.
Rapid Bay break location map and break info