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Gallows Surf Guide

Gallows on the East Coast is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A reef breaks left and there is a left hand point break too. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Gallows Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gallows:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gallows occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gallows 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 29% of the time in July while 50% 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
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
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 Gallows Location Map

Interactive Gallows 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 nearest passenger airport to Gallows is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gallows is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 226 km (140 miles) away.

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Gallows Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 06:56 Local Time
Friday 19
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m)
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
glass cross cross-
on

Swell History at Gallows

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

Wind History at Gallows

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

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