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Rapid Creek – Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Darwin – Northern Territories, Australia)

Rapid Creek - Reef break guidePhoto by: Api

Rapid Creek - Reef Surf Guide

Rapid Creek - Reef in Darwin - Northern Territories is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Easily blown out by onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of Box Jelly Fish, Crocodile, Sharks, Rays, rocks and rips.

Rapid Creek - Reef Spot Info

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

Surfing Rapid Creek - Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rapid Creek - Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% 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 - Reef Location Map

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

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Rapid Creek - Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 14:28 Local Time
Friday 05
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
W 20
W 20
WSW 15
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Rapid Creek - Reef

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

Wind History at Rapid Creek - Reef

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

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