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Cronulla ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Cronulla Surf Guide

Cronulla in Sydney South is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and locals.

Cronulla Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cronulla:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cronulla 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 Cronulla (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cronulla 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 39% of the time in July while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
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
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cronulla Location Map

Interactive Cronulla 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 Cronulla is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cronulla is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 21 km (13 miles) away.

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Cronulla Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 03:19 Local Time
Wednesday 19
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
1.3
S
Period (s) 17 16 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
WNW 10
WNW 10
NW
Wind State off off off off

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Swell History at Cronulla

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Wind History at Cronulla

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