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West Cape ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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West Cape Spot ID

West Cape photo

West Cape

Photo credit: Faully

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.1 °C

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Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:58 Local time
Friday 28
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 20
SW 25
SSW 20
Wind State cross-

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West Cape in Yorke Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips, rocks, sharks and isolation.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pondalowie Bay, Australia, 1 km from West Cape.

IS AT (local time)

West Cape Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Stenhouse Bay, 10 km from West Cape.

light winds from the S

no report
Air temperature
19.5 °C

Current weather near West Cape

Overall West Cape Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for West Cape: see the swell variation by month.

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

West Cape Location Maps

West Cape Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to West Cape:

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Wave buoys nearest to West Cape:

Tide stations nearest to West Cape:

  • Closest tide station
    Pondalowie Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Stenhouse Bay
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Wedge Island
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Thistle Island
    34 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Port Turton
    37 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to West Cape is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 158 km (98 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to West Cape is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 457 km (284 miles) away.
West Cape break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for West Cape, SA - Yorke Peninsula. Use the tab navigation above to view West Cape sea temperature, West Cape photographs, West Cape detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, West Cape webcams, current wind from SA - Yorke Peninsula live weather stations and West Cape 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 West Cape.