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

Overall: 3.7

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Surf Report Feed

The Island Surf Guide

The Island on the West Coast is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A right hand reef. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips, sharks and isolation.

The Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Island:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in April while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Island Location Map

Interactive The Island 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 Island is Woomera Airport (UMR) in Australia, which is 328 km (204 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Island is Adelaide International Airport (ADL), also in Australia, 454 km (282 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 Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 22:13 Local Time
SatSun
7:30PM10:30PM1:30AM4:30AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
SE 25
SE 15
E 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at The Island

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

Wind History at The Island

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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