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Waitpinga ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Waitpinga break guidePhoto by: Scotty

Waitpinga Surf Guide

Waitpinga in Adelaide is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks, rips and sharks.

Waitpinga Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waitpinga:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waitpinga occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:
South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Waitpinga sea temperature, Waitpinga photographs, Waitpinga detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waitpinga webcams, current wind from SA - Adelaide live weather stations and Waitpinga tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Waitpinga

Waitpinga Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 07:42 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 35
N 35
N 30
Wind State off cross-

Tide Times:

For Parsons Beach, 2 km from Waitpinga.

IS AT (local time)

Waitpinga Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At 2nd Valley Forest, 21 km from Waitpinga.

light winds from the NW

no report
Air temperature
10.4 °C

Current weather near Waitpinga

Buoy Data:

At Cape du Couedic Buoy, 109 miles from Waitpinga.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 14.3 15.4 8.3 8.3

All wavebuoys around Waitpinga

Overall Waitpinga Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Waitpinga: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Waitpinga: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

The search goes on, Waitpinga photo


Photo credit: Scotty

dolphin surfing waitpinga beach photo


Photo credit: adam fisher photography

Desert lineup, Waitpinga photo


Photo credit: Clayman

Waits, Waitpinga photo


Photo credit: Faully

Waitpinga Location Maps

Waitpinga Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to SA - Adelaide surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Waitpinga

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Waitpinga:

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Wave buoys nearest to Waitpinga:

Tide stations nearest to Waitpinga:

  • Closest tide station
    Victor Harbor
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Second Valley
    18 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape Jervis
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Hog Bay
    31 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Waitpinga is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 77 km (48 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Waitpinga is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 524 km (325 miles) away.
Waitpinga break location map and break info