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Collaroy Surf Guide

Collaroy in Sydney North is a reasonably exposed beach and point break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, obstacles, locals and pollution.

Collaroy Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Collaroy:

The best conditions reported for surf at Collaroy occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Collaroy with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in January while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
65%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Collaroy Location Map

Interactive Collaroy 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 Collaroy is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Collaroy is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Collaroy Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 2 December 2022, 11:32 Local Time
Friday 02
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
0.8
E
1
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
Period (s) 5 7 8 10
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Collaroy

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

Wind History at Collaroy

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

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