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Western Head Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Western Head Point Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 2.9 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2020, 06:57 Local time
Thursday 02
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 7 8 9 10
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 45
ENE 50
ENE 50
Wind State cross-

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Western Head Point on the South Coast is a sheltered reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast.Surfers ride left hand point. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Nova-Scotia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Liverpool Bay, Nova Scotia, 5 km from Western Head Point.

IS AT (local time)

Western Head Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At WesternHead(mars), 1 km from Western Head Point.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
3.3 °C

Current weather near Western Head Point

Buoy Data:

At Halifax Harbour Buoy, 72 miles from Western Head Point.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 5 - 6 6

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Overall Western Head Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Surf stats for Western Head Point: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Western Head Point: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Western Head Point Location Maps

Western Head Point Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Western Head Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Liverpool Bay
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Mouton
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Riverport, La Have River
    26 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Bridgewater, La Have River
    29 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Western Head Point is Greenwood Airport (YZX) in Canada, 113 km (70 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Western Head Point is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW), also in Canada, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Third is Halifax International Airport (YHZ) in Canada, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Saint John (St. John) Airport (YSJ) in Canada is 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Western Head Point and is 237 km (147 miles) away.
Western Head Point break location map and break info

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