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Stark Bay Surf Guide

Stark Bay in Rottnest Island is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. A left hand reef. Rarely crowded here. Sharks have been reported here.

Stark Bay Spot Info

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

Surfing Stark Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Stark Bay 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 Stark Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Stark Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in March while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Stark Bay Location Map

Interactive Stark 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 Stark Bay is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Stark Bay is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Stark Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 22:59 Local Time
ThuFriday 12
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Stark Bay

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

Wind History at Stark Bay

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

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