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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 break guidePhoto by: Faully

West Cape Surf Guide

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.

West Cape Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing West Cape:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing West Cape with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in July while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore West Cape Location Map

Interactive West Cape 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 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.

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West Cape Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 05:45 Local Time
Monday 10
6:30AM9:30AM12:30PM3:30PM
Wave (m) 3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 50
SW 50
SSW 45
SSW 35
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Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at West Cape

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

Wind History at West Cape

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

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