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Wilsons Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Wilsons Inlet Surf Guide

Wilsons Inlet in Far South Australia is a sheltered beach break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach breaks consists of rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

Wilsons Inlet Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wilsons Inlet:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wilsons Inlet occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wilsons Inlet 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 53% of the time in July while 42% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Wilsons Inlet 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 Wilsons Inlet is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 353 km (219 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Wilsons Inlet is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 366 km (227 miles) away.

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Wilsons Inlet Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 03:26 Local Time
SunMonday 10
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
SW 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Wilsons Inlet

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

Wind History at Wilsons Inlet

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

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