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The Three Bears break guidePhoto by: Bob

The Three Bears Surf Guide

The Three Bears in the Margarets River Area is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of sharks,.

The Three Bears Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Three Bears:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Three Bears with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in March while 54% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive The Three Bears 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 Three Bears is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 183 km (114 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Three Bears is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 202 km (125 miles) away.

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The Three Bears Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 23 March 2023, 03:21 Local Time
Thursday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at The Three Bears

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

Wind History at The Three Bears

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

The Three Bears Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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greybeard from Australia
“Bears picks up a lot of swell. If conditions look flat and winds are from the north east you could be rewarded with some great waves. Look north from Yallingup for the telltale plumes of spray lifting off the break. Can be crowded but usually breaks all day so if patient you will find a niche in the lineup among the several takeoff areas. Often best late in the day as the swell cleans up and surfers satiated from earlier sessions leave to seek food.
A high driving barrel after a launching peaky takeoff, bears can deliver everything you ever wanted from a wave in an idyllic vibey location.”

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