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

Overall: 3.5

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Trapdoors break guidePhoto by: Dave

Trapdoors Surf Guide

Trapdoors in Port Macquarie is an exposed point/Rivermouth break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Trapdoors Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trapdoors:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Trapdoors with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% 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 Trapdoors 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 Trapdoors is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Trapdoors is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 230 km (143 miles) away.

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Trapdoors Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 02:45 Local Time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross glass glass off

Swell History at Trapdoors

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

Wind History at Trapdoors

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

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