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Salmon Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Salmon Bay Surf Guide

Salmon Bay in Far South Australia is a quite exposed reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Salmon Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salmon Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salmon Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Salmon Bay 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 29% of the time in August while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Salmon Bay Location Map

Interactive Salmon Bay 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 Salmon Bay is Kalgoorlie Boulder Airport (KGI) in Australia, which is 347 km (216 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Salmon Bay is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 591 km (367 miles) away.

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Salmon Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 21:58 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.0
SSW
2.0
SSW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 5
S 0
NW 5
NW
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Salmon Bay

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

Wind History at Salmon Bay

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

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