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Vivonne Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.0

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Vivonne Bay Surf Guide

Vivonne Bay in Kangaroo Island is a very sheltered beach/sandbars break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Vivonne Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vivonne Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Vivonne Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Vivonne Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in August while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 66% 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).

Explore Vivonne Bay Location Map

Interactive Vivonne Bay 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 Vivonne Bay is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 169 km (105 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Vivonne Bay is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 540 km (335 miles) away.

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Vivonne Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 13:33 Local Time
Saturday 06
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 25
ESE 20
ESE 15
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Swell History at Vivonne Bay

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

Wind History at Vivonne Bay

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

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