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Little Makaha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Little Makaha Spot ID

Little Makaha, Northen Beaches. NSW, Australia photo

Little Makaha

Photo credit: Roberta Mayanah Tenorio de Brito Silva

Makaha, Little Makaha photo

Little Makaha

Photo credit: PG

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.6 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 09:25 Local time
Monday 24
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
Wind State cross-

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Little Makaha in Sydney North is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for urchins, rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dee Why, 3 km from Little Makaha.

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Little Makaha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SuchWeather Dee Why wx, 3 km from Little Makaha.


Air temperature
12.8 °C

Current weather near Little Makaha

Overall Little Makaha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Little Makaha is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Little Makaha is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Third is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia is 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Little Makaha and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Little Makaha, NSW - Sydney North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Little Makaha sea temperature, Little Makaha photographs, Little Makaha detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Little Makaha webcams, current wind from NSW - Sydney North Coast live weather stations and Little Makaha 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 Little Makaha.