Wind Surfing in Somerton Beach, Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Swelling rate:
1 m / 3 ft
Wind speed :
10-20 kn/18.5-37 kph
Adelaide, the liveliest city in Australia, is the capital of South Australia state. The city is situated on the Adelaide Plains and more specifically at the north side of Fleurieu Peninsula. The city is built next to Torrens River and is surrounded by the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St Vincent. The climate is considered to be Mediterranean, with dry and hot summers when temperatures can reach up to 42°C/107.60°F, and humid and cool winters with frequent rainfalls.

Adelaide is a popular destination for the lovers of windsurfing offering a great number of beaches suitable for this extreme sport. Somerton Beach, situated on the southwest side of the city, is a popular spot for the local windsurfers of all levels.

The winds during summertime are usually South South-Easterlies and have speeds from 10 to 20 kn/18.5-37 kph, whereas water temperature ranges between 20-22°C/68-71.60°F. Swell rates are usually no more than 1 m/3 ft.

Note: Windsurf on low or medium tide. On really windy days and high tide it gets pretty dangerous.