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Gallows ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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Gallows Spot ID

Sunrise over Gallows photo


Photo credit: Pete Nicholls

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 21:13 Local time
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 7 8 7
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 15
NNE 10
NNW 15
Wind State cross cross-

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Gallows on the East Coast is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A reef breaks left and there is a left hand point break too. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Coffs Harbour-North Wall, 1 km from Gallows.

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Gallows Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Emerald Beach wx, 1 km from Gallows.


Air temperature
25.7 °C

Current weather near Gallows

Buoy Data:

At Coffs Harbour Waverider Buoy, 14 miles from Gallows.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 0.716
Average period (s) 9.32 8.9 9.32 9.32

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Overall Gallows Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Gallows is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Gallows is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 226 km (140 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gallows, NSW - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Gallows sea temperature, Gallows photographs, Gallows detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gallows webcams, current wind from NSW - North Coast live weather stations and Gallows tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Gallows.