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Long Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.8

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Long Reef break guide

Long Reef Surf Guide

Long Reef in Sydney North 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. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rips and locals.

Long Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Long Reef 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 55% of the time in July while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
55%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Reef Location Map

Interactive Long Reef 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 Long Reef is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Reef is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Long Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 25 June 2021, 03:20 Local Time
Friday 25
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.1
NE
1.1
NE
1.0
NE
0.9
NE
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
20
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Long Reef

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

Wind History at Long Reef

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

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