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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 Surf Forecast / SA – Adelaide / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Monday 10 May 2021 ACST
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Waitpinga surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waitpinga sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.0 max: 18.2 min: 16.1 °C)
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Waitpinga surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waitpinga sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.0 max: 18.2 min: 16.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 21 km away suggest it is still onshore at Waitpinga (moderate winds from the SSW at 2nd Valley Forest).

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21 km away, 1 h 36 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
SSW
12.2
17.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waitpinga this week:

The surf forecast for Waitpinga over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.6m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waitpinga in the next 12 days are 4.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Thursday (May 13) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (ACST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Tue 11th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 13s
Best Surf12AM (Wed 12th May)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Mon 10th May)15ft (4.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waitpinga over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T south australia.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
4.5
SW
4.5
SSW
3.5
S
2.5
S
2.4
S
2.2
S
1.9
S
1.6
S
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
2.1
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
2.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
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58196056380018531999169311897864251894717221383473738182265168312369208524234638544862684172413648545223452894112931981998342274
45
SW
35
SSW
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
15
ESE
10
NE
10
NNW
15
NW
35
SW
30
SW
25
WSW
30
SW
25
SW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
15
SW
20
SW
15
SSW
5
SW
10
SSW
0
SE
10
NE
5
SSE
10
NE
10
NNE
5
E
10
NNE
15
NW
5
WNW
5
N
0
SSW
15
SSE
15
SE
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglassonglassoffglasscross-
off
offglassoffcross-
off
crossglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
1:36PM
0.50
1:27AM
0.26
1:56PM
0.55
1:59AM
0.23
2:19PM
0.59
2:28AM
0.20
2:45PM
0.62
2:53AM
0.17
3:13PM
0.63
3:19AM
0.15
3:45PM
0.63
3:46AM
0.13
4:20PM
0.62
4:20AM
0.11
5:00PM
0.60
5:28AM
0.09
5:45PM
0.57
6:39PM
0.53
7:48PM
0.48
9:15PM
0.42
8:32PM
0.13
6:44AM
0.10
9:10PM
0.10
6:56AM
0.09
9:47PM
0.08
7:10AM
0.08
10:25PM
0.08
7:27AM
0.07
11:07PM
0.08
7:44AM
0.07
11:57PM
0.08
8:01AM
0.07
1:03AM
0.09
8:10AM
0.08
2:36AM
0.08
7:45AM
0.09
4:10AM
0.07
4:54AM
0.06
5:21AM
0.06

Note: the tide data above is for Parsons Beach which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waitpinga.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waitpinga blow from the NNE

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
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rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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7:00--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--
-5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:20--5:19--5:17--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Mon morning, calm by Wed morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 13°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu morning, light winds from the WSW by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waitpinga Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waitpinga provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Waitpinga can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waitpinga surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Waitpinga) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Waitpinga may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Waitpinga is 32 km (20 miles) from Rapid Bay. If you plan a holiday in Adelaide, look for hotels and other accommodation in Rapid Bay. Rapid Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.