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Freshwater and Harbord ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.3

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Freshwater and Harbord Surf Guide

Freshwater and Harbord in Sydney North is a sheltered beach break that has dependable surf. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Rocks are a hazard.

Freshwater and Harbord Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Freshwater and Harbord:

The best conditions reported for surf at Freshwater and Harbord occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Freshwater and Harbord sea temperature, Freshwater and Harbord photographs, Freshwater and Harbord detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Freshwater and Harbord webcams, current wind from NSW - Sydney North Coast live weather stations and Freshwater and Harbord tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Freshwater and Harbord

Freshwater and Harbord Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 12:52 Local time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 6 5 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
WSW 20
WSW 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Manly, 2 km from Freshwater and Harbord.

IS AT (local time)

Freshwater and Harbord Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Terrey Hills Aws, 12 km from Freshwater and Harbord.

light winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
16.3 °C

Current weather near Freshwater and Harbord

Overall Freshwater and Harbord Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Freshwater and Harbord: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Freshwater and Harbord: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Freshie Break, Freshwater and Harbord photo

Freshwater and Harbord

Photo credit: Leila

Freshwater and Harbord Location Maps

Freshwater and Harbord Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to NSW - Sydney North Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Freshwater and Harbord

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Freshwater and Harbord:

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Wave buoys nearest to Freshwater and Harbord:

Tide stations nearest to Freshwater and Harbord:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Dee Why
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Camp Cove
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    North Narrabeen
    6 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Freshwater and Harbord is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Freshwater and Harbord is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia is 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Freshwater and Harbord and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Freshwater and Harbord break location map and break info