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Ballina South Wall Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Ballina South Wall Surf Guide

Ballina South Wall on the North Coast is an exposed beach/Breakwater break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks are all lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Ballina South Wall Spot Info

Icon beachBeach/breakwaterIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
23.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ballina South Wall:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ballina South Wall occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ballina South Wall (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ballina South Wall with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in November while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ballina South Wall Location Map

Interactive Ballina South Wall surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Ballina South Wall is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ballina South Wall is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 167 km (104 miles) away.

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Ballina South Wall Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 00:42 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at Ballina South Wall

Surf stats for Ballina South Wall, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ballina South Wall

Wind stats for Ballina South Wall, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Ballina South Wall. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon pointPoint/breakwater
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/groyne/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ballina South Wall: