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Salmon Hole ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Salmon Hole break guidePhoto by: Martin Wright

Salmon Hole Surf Guide

Salmon Hole in Yorke Peninsula is a fairly exposed point break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Salmon Hole Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salmon Hole:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salmon Hole occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Salmon Hole with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in February while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% 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 Salmon Hole Location Map

Interactive Salmon Hole 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 Hole is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 146 km (91 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Salmon Hole is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 433 km (269 miles) away.

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Salmon Hole Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 00:46 Local Time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 13 12 12 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SE 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Salmon Hole

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

Wind History at Salmon Hole

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

Salmon Hole Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s55.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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steeve whitehead from Australia
“Fast peeling right hander to 10 to 12 ft face offshore winds are east to north, breaks more regularly in the winter half of the year. Although this break is correctly postioned on the map, many other breaks on the peninsula are wrongly positioned on this map.”

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