South Coast NSW Surf Forecasts

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney 's 5-DAY SURF FORECAST

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The surf heights forecasted for South Coast NSW

The Coastalwatch 'Surf Forecast' refers to breaking wave heights in the surf zone that are forecasted for a region. Coastalwatch provides 14 regional surf forecast daily across Australia.
Because each is regional forecast, consider there may be variations between the wave heights predicted and what you can expect at your local surf due to variables. For example; orientation to the coast, ocean floor bathymetry, local weather and many other local idiosyncrasies may effect the swell and weather patterns causing differing wave heights. Always use this forecast as a guide - for more detail, please read the Swell Analysis.

  • Short-Term Analysis (through Saturday 30 January)Friday: Consistent, short range ESE swell maintains plenty of size in the head-high to a couple of feet overhead, but remains badly effected by fresh, 15-20 knot onshore ESE to easterly winds, tending ENE during the afternoon, then NE in the evening. Read more

     
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North Bondi

3 - 4 ft+ - SE winds @ 13 knots Showers. 18.8°C, water 23°C

Maroubra

2 - 4 ft - SE winds @ 13 knots Showers. 18.8°C, water 23°C

Manly - Fairy Bower

2 - 3 ft+ - SSE winds @ 13 knots Showers. °C, water 23°C

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