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Bondi Beach break guidePhoto by: Leigh Gazzard

Bondi Beach Surf Guide

Bondi Beach in Sydney South is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Bondi Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bondi Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bondi Beach occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

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The best time of year for surfing Bondi Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in July while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% 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.
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Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
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Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bondi Beach Location Map

Interactive Bondi Beach 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 Bondi Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bondi Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Bondi Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 21:10 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Bondi Beach

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

Wind History at Bondi Beach

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

Bondi Beach Reviews:

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Based on 30 votes.
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  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.9
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Moggy from Australia
“Despite being Australia's best known beach wave quality is generally only average. At the north end a permanent rip bowl left starts to show on moderate swells, though due to the shape and orientation of the beach most of the swell energy is focused towards mid to South Bondi.
Ben Buckler is an average left reef point setup at North Bondi, and only starts to work on swells over 3 metres when the takeoff area moves out from and behind the rocks.
Occasionally a right will form off the southern rocks adjacent to the Icebergs swimming pool, but quality is rare.
There is a reef/point setup at the outside point at South Bondi but the water is too deep immediately behind the shallow reef, and the wave is only surfed occasionally by boogie boarders.”

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