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Strickland Bay break guidePhoto by: danielwebber82

Strickland Bay Surf Guide

Strickland Bay in Rottnest Island is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Both left (best) and right reef breaks.. It's often crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Strickland Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Strickland Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Strickland Bay occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Strickland Bay 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 48% of the time in June while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Strickland Bay Location Map

Interactive Strickland 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 Strickland Bay is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Strickland Bay is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Strickland Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 23:39 Local Time
ThuFriday 12
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Strickland Bay

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

Wind History at Strickland Bay

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

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