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Saltwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 1.9

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Saltwater Surf Guide

Saltwater in Far South Australia is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks, rips, sharks,isolated break.

Saltwater Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Saltwater:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Saltwater with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in June while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% 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 Saltwater Location Map

Interactive Saltwater 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 Saltwater is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 219 km (136 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Saltwater is Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia, 298 km (185 miles) away.

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Saltwater Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 14:44 Local Time
Friday 26
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 30
SSW 20
SSW 15
Wind State off cross-
off off

Swell History at Saltwater

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

Wind History at Saltwater

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

Saltwater Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s21.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mat from Australia
“I have surfed this spot many times and found it to rival some of the great right handers along the west coast of Victoria. It's an easy paddle in from the rocks but the wave can pitch and give a scary drop but once your on it's a fast and fun ride and you can work the pocket. The bigger it gets the better it gets, really doesn't start to work properly until it's about 3 -4 foot plus.”

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