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

Overall: 3.7

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Western Head Reef Surf Guide

Western Head Reef on the South Coast is a sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. A left hand reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Western Head Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
4.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Western Head Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Western Head Reef occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Western Head Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in March while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Western Head Reef Location Map

Interactive Western Head Reef 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 closest passenger airport to Western Head Reef is Greenwood Airport (YZX) in Canada, 113 km (70 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Western Head Reef is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW), also in Canada, 119 km (74 miles) away.

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Western Head Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:29 Local Time
Thursday 15
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 2.0
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
SE 10
SSE 10
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Western Head Reef

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

Wind History at Western Head Reef

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

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