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Balmoral Point Surf Guide

Balmoral Point in Sydney North Coast is a very sheltered reef break Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. There is no reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins,.

Balmoral Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Balmoral Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Balmoral Point occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Balmoral Point (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Balmoral Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% 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).

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Interactive Balmoral Point 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 Balmoral Point is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Balmoral Point is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Balmoral Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
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Swell History at Balmoral Point

Surf stats for Balmoral Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Balmoral Point

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

Balmoral Point Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s11.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
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max from Australia
“Since I am a local at Balmoral when there are waves it's like Christmas and it's actually good waves at the point. Like the other day there was about 100 people out because it actually a good break when it breaks.”

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