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Tamarama Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Tamarama Reef Spot ID

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Tamarama Reef

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Tamarama Reef

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Tamarama Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.2 °C

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Friday, 21 June 2019, 07:04 Local time
Friday 21
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 10 10 9 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 25
SSW 30
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Tamarama Reef in Sydney South is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rips and rocks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bondi, 2 km from Tamarama Reef.

IS AT (local time)

Tamarama Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sydney, 7 km from Tamarama Reef.


Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Tamarama Reef

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 12 miles from Tamarama Reef.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.063
Average period (s) 11.45 10.27 11.45 10.27

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Overall Tamarama Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Town and city forecasts close to Tamarama Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Tamarama Reef is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tamarama Reef is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away.
  • Third is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Tamarama Reef and is 133 km (83 miles) away.
Tamarama Reef break location map and break info

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