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

Overall: 3.7

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Headlands Surf Guide

Headlands in Sydney South is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A right hand reef. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

Headlands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Headlands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Headlands occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Headlands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 58% of the time in June while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Headlands Location Map

Interactive Headlands 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 Headlands is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Headlands is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Headlands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 22:57 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 3.0
SSE
3.0
SSE
3.0
SSE
3.0
SSE
Period (s) 13 13 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSE 5
SSE
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Headlands

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

Wind History at Headlands

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Headlands. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Headlands: