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Gallows ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.7°C

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:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Gallows sea temperature, Gallows photographs, Gallows detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gallows webcams, current wind from NSW - North Coast live weather stations and Gallows 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 Gallows

Gallows Surf:

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 10:02 Local time
Saturday 04
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 20
SW 25
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Tide Times:

For Coffs Harbour-North Wall, 1 km from Gallows.

IS AT (local time)

Gallows Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Coffs Harbour, 17 km from Gallows.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
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Current weather near Gallows

Overall Gallows Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Gallows: see the swell variation by month.

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

Sunrise over Gallows photo


Photo credit: Pete Nicholls

Gallows Location Maps

Gallows Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Gallows:

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Wave buoys nearest to Gallows:

Tide stations nearest to Gallows:

  • Closest tide station
    Coffs Harbour
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Northwest Solitary Island
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    34 mi


  • 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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