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

Overall: 3.5

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The Spit Surf Guide

The Spit in Yorke Peninsula is an exposed point break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, sharks and isolation.

The Spit Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Spit:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing The Spit with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in January while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% 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
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Spit Location Map

Interactive The Spit 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 Spit is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 145 km (90 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Spit is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 441 km (274 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 Spit Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 15:45 Local Time
Friday 26
1:30PM4:30PM7:30PM10:30PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
SE 20
SE 25
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Spit

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

Wind History at The Spit

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Spit: