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Flat Rock Surf Guide

Skinners(Flat Rock) on the North Coast is an exposed beach reef and point break that has very consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as a left hand reef break. and there is also a left hand point break. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of sharks,.

Flat Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Flat Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Flat Rock occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Flat Rock 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 20% of the time in June while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% 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 Flat Rock Location Map

Interactive Flat Rock 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 closest passenger airport to Skinners (Flat Rock) is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 75 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Skinners (Flat Rock) is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 168 km (104 miles) away.

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Flat Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 June 2022, 00:14 Local Time
Monday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Flat Rock

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

Wind History at Flat Rock

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

Flat Rock Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.6
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Bruce Wilson from Australia
“Crowded all the time, watch out for the locals.”

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