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The Guillotine Surf Guide

The Guillotine in the Margarets River Area is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks, sharks and isolation.

The Guillotine Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Guillotine:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Guillotine occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Guillotine with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in May while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Guillotine Location Map

Interactive The Guillotine 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 Guillotine is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 208 km (129 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Guillotine is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 228 km (142 miles) away.

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The Guillotine Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 15:47 Local Time
Thursday 07Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
2.4
SW
2.4
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.2
WSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
10
5
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

Swell History at The Guillotine

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

Wind History at The Guillotine

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Guillotine: