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Rhino Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Rhino Head Surf Guide

Rhino Head in Yorke Peninsula is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Rhino Head Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rhino Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rhino Head occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rhino Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in August while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% 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 Rhino Head Location Map

Interactive Rhino Head 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 Rhino Head is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 149 km (93 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rhino Head is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 460 km (286 miles) away.

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Rhino Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 09:16 Local Time
Friday 26
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
SE 15
ESE 20
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at Rhino Head

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

Wind History at Rhino Head

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

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