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Malabar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 4.0

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Malabar Spot ID

Malabar Bay photo


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Long Bay, Malabar photo


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7:44am Wed 8th June 2011, Malabar photo


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BIG Friday, Malabar photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.7 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 23:56 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 4 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 10
W 15
SW 20
Wind State cross cross-
off cross-

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Malabar in Sydney South is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. The best time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. A right hand reef. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, crowds and pollution.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Randwick, 5 km from Malabar.

IS AT (local time)

Malabar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Little Bay, 3 km from Malabar.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Malabar

Overall Malabar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Malabar Location Maps

Malabar Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Malabar:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    6 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Malabar:


  • The closest passenger airport to Malabar is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Malabar is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Malabar and is 140 km (87 miles) away.
Malabar break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Malabar, NSW - Sydney South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Malabar sea temperature, Malabar photographs, Malabar detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Malabar webcams, current wind from NSW - Sydney South Coast live weather stations and Malabar 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 Malabar.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.