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Tathra ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.9

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Tathra break guide

Tathra Surf Guide

Tathra in Far South Australia is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Tathra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tathra:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tathra 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 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tathra Location Map

Interactive Tathra 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 Tathra is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, which is 171 km (106 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tathra is Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia, 280 km (174 miles) away.

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Tathra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 03:26 Local Time
Saturday 27
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
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Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 5
WNW 5
WNW 10
ENE
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Swell History at Tathra

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

Wind History at Tathra

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

Tathra Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 11 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.3
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.6
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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John smith from Australia
“Tathra is always flat in summer, the bigger and better waves are late February to June and you can also get good waves in the winter but it is usually chopped up by the wind. The best waves are usually at the northern end with a good bank at the river mouth (when it is open ) and it is usually bigger once you get half way along the beach which is called the pole.

Don't try and snake and take waves of the young locals because they rip it up and you will get in trouble and struggle to get another wave for your session, the locals are very nice but you shouldn't turn up to a beach and not know the history behind it and all the groups that have surfed it and try and take waves of the locals.”

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