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Watermans break guidePhoto by: Image Art by Rick Knoppert

Watermans Surf Guide

Watermans in the Perth Area is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Watermans Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Watermans:

The best conditions reported for surf at Watermans occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Watermans with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in May while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Watermans Location Map

Interactive Watermans 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 Watermans is Perth International Airport (PER) in Australia, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Watermans is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD), also in Australia, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Watermans Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 December 2022, 06:05 Local Time
Saturday 10
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Watermans

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

Wind History at Watermans

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

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