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

Overall: 3.5

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The Gallows Surf Guide

The Gallows in the Margarets River Area is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. A left hand reef. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include urchins, rocks, locals, sharks and isolation.

The Gallows Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Gallows:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Gallows with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in February while 55% 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.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Gallows Location Map

Interactive The Gallows 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 Gallows is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 207 km (129 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Gallows is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 226 km (140 miles) away.

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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 Gallows Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 04:13 Local Time
Thursday 04
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 14
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
NNE 15
NNW 15
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross-
on

Swell History at The Gallows

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

Wind History at The Gallows

Wind stats for The Gallows, 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 Gallows. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Gallows: