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Rapid Creek – Bar Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Darwin – Northern Territories, Australia)

Rapid Creek - Bar break guidePhoto by: Angi Clark

Rapid Creek - Bar Surf Guide

Rapid Creek - Bar in Darwin - Northern Territories is a quite exposed river break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Does not handle onshore winds very well Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The river break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of Box Jelly Fish, Crocodile, Sharks, Rays, rips.

Rapid Creek - Bar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rapid Creek - Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rapid Creek - Bar occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rapid Creek - Bar 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 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rapid Creek - Bar Location Map

Interactive Rapid Creek - Bar 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 Creek - Bar is Kununurra Airport (KNX) in Australia, which is 444 km (276 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rapid Creek - Bar is El Tari (Kupang) Airport (KOE) in Indonesia, 821 km (510 miles) away.

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Rapid Creek - Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 3 February 2023, 00:34 Local Time
Friday 03
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Rapid Creek - Bar

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

Wind History at Rapid Creek - Bar

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

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