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The Pines ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.2

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The Pines Surf Guide

The Pines in South Australia - East Coast is a very sheltered reef break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. No reef break here. Often Crowded.

The Pines Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Pines:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Pines with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
100%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Pines Location Map

Interactive The Pines 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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The Pines Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 18:20 Local Time
FriSat
7:30PM10:30PM1:30AM4:30AM
Wave (m) 0.8
S
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 10 11
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 20
SE 20
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
on on cross-
on

Swell History at The Pines

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

Wind History at The Pines

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To The Pines:

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