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The Box 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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The Box Surf Guide

The Box 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. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks.

The Box Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Box:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing The Box 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 The Box Location Map

Interactive The Box 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 The Box is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 224 km (139 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Box is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 243 km (151 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Box Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 20:25 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 3.5
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 0
NW 20
E 20
ENE 25
E
Wind State glass off off off

Swell History at The Box

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

Wind History at The Box

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Box. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To The Box:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.