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Burning Palms Surf Guide

Burning Palms in Illawarra is an exposed beach and point break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Burning Palms Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s54.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Burning Palms:

The best conditions reported for surf at Burning Palms occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Burning Palms 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 48% of the time in July while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Burning Palms Location Map

Interactive Burning Palms 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 Burning Palms is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Burning Palms is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Burning Palms Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 13:31 Local Time
Tuesday 24
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
0.8
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
15
15
10
5
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at Burning Palms

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

Wind History at Burning Palms

Wind stats for Burning Palms, 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 Burning Palms. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s21.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Burning Palms: