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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent17.5°C

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:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Long Reef Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:29 Local time
Monday 13
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
W 10
SSW 15
Wind State off off cross-

Tide Times:

For Dee Why, 2 km from Long Reef.

IS AT (local time)

Long Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Warriewood, 5 km from Long Reef.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Long Reef

Overall Long Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Long Reef: see the swell variation by month.

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

Long Reef Location Maps

Long Reef 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 Long Reef

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Long Reef:

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Wave buoys nearest to Long Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Long Reef:

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


  • 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.
  • Third is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia is 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Long Reef and is 116 km (72 miles) away.
Long Reef break location map and break info