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Whites Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.1

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Whites Reef Surf Guide

Whites Reef in Far West Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The break needs some west in the swell for it to break and barely start going till there's 3m of swell running . If the swell is south it needs to be huge otherwise it just doesn't get in there. Off shore winds are from the ESE and it can handle any wind from the south if it is light. It can handle any wind strength from the SE-NE because the cliffs provide shelter but as soon as there's to much north or any west it will start to get chopped up. It breaks as a left hander over a slab base and on a good day rides are long to very long. Starts working at 2ft and holds 10+. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

Whites Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whites Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Whites Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in January while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
66%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Whites Reef Location Map

Interactive Whites 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 nearest passenger airport to Whites Reef is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, which is 271 km (168 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Whites Reef is Melbourne International Airport (MEL), also in Australia, 311 km (193 miles) away.

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Whites Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 18:53 Local Time
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Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.5
SW
1.6
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1.7
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Period (s) 13 13 13 16
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 30
WSW 25
WSW 25
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Swell History at Whites Reef

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

Wind History at Whites Reef

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

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