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

Overall: 4.0

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Southside Surf Guide

Southside in the Margarets River Area is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Southside Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Southside:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Southside 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 50% of the time in February while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Southside Location Map

Interactive Southside 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 Southside is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 226 km (140 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Southside is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 246 km (153 miles) away.

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Southside Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 22 October 2021, 17:03 Local Time
Friday 22Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
4
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
Period (s) 16 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Southside

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

Wind History at Southside

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

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