Sydney Surf Report plus Central NSW

Sydney Surf Report for Beginners & Kids

Bondi to Cronulla, Manly to Palm Beach plus Newcastle, Central Coast & Wollongong

Sunday 15/3/15

Best Beginners & Kids Surf Spots*        

 

Port Stephens to Central Coast:  Sheltered Southern ends of beaches like Fingal Bay, Nobbys, Blacksmiths, Avoca & Umina Beach, smoother early.

Sydney:  Sheltered Southern ends of beaches like Palm Beach, Dee Why (high tide), Manly & Maroubra Beach for smaller waves & shelter from South winds.

Wollongong:  Sheltered Southern ends of beaches like McCauleys & Shellharbour Beaches for smaller waves & shelter from South winds.  

 

Summary

Small to mid size East swell this morning with strong Southerly winds all day that will whip up a South swell this afternoon.

Beginners & kids best options are at very sheltered Southern corners of beaches for shelter from strong Southerly winds all day - catching green (forming) waves will be easier early this morning or after lunchtime this afternoon on the higher tides - good luck!

Expect messy waves & poor surf conditions on East & South facing beaches that are exposed to Southerly winds today.  

 

Remember, catching green (unbroken) waves is often easier on mid to high tides (less nosedives) or if the waves are too big or challenging, surf whitewater waves close to shore, which is normally best on mid to low tides in waist deep water.

Click the tide tab on the charts above for more info on tide times & heights today.

 

* Some of these surf spots are not patrolled by lifeguards. Remember to always surf safely & practise good surfing etiquette

 

 

Best Days & Beaches for Beginners & Kids This Week in Sydney*

 

Sunday 15/3/15

Sheltered Southern corners of beaches like Palm Beach, Dee Why (mid to high tide), Manly & Maroubra Beach for shelter from strong South winds & a building South swell later in the day.

 

 

Tomorrow's Surf Forecast for Sydney & Central NSW

 

Monday 16/3/15

Sheltered Southern ends of beaches early morning for shelter from easing South winds & South swell.  A building East - North East swell is forecast for the afternoon, so try very sheltered Northern corners of beaches for smaller waves once the South wind eases like:

Port Stephens to Central Coast:  Sheltered Southern ends of beaches like Fingal Bay, Nobbys, Terrigal Beach for smaller waves (mid to high tide), Avoca & Umina Beach, best early for smaller waves.

Sydney:  Sheltered Southern ends of beaches like Palm Beach, Dee Why (mid to high tide), Manly, Maroubra & Cronulla Beaches, best early for smaller waves.   Try the Northern ends of Freshwater, Bondi & even North Greenhills Beach for shelter from an East to North East swell in the afternoon on easing winds.

Wollongong:  Sheltered Southern ends of beaches, best early for smaller waves. 

Potentially bigger waves on open East to to North East facing beaches in the afternoon should an East swell arrive before dusk.

 

Remember, catching green (unbroken) waves is often easier on mid to high tides (less nosedives) or if the waves are too big or challenging, surf whitewater waves close to shore, which is normally best on mid to low tides in waist deep water.

Click the tide tab on the charts above for more info on tide times & heights this week.

 

* Lifeguards do not patrol some of these beaches. Remember to always surf safely & practise good surfing etiquette.