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Rocky Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rocky Head Surf Guide

Rocky Head in Far South Australia is a reasonably exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Rocky Head Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rocky Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rocky Head occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rocky Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in July while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rocky Head Location Map

Interactive Rocky 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 Rocky Head is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 336 km (209 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rocky Head is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 351 km (218 miles) away.

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Rocky Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 14:56 Local Time
Tuesday 09
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
E 25
ESE 35
ESE 30
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on

Swell History at Rocky Head

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

Wind History at Rocky Head

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

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