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Malabar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 4.0

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Malabar break guidePhoto by: Elizabeth Lloyd

Malabar Surf Guide

Malabar in Sydney South is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. The best time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. A right hand reef. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, crowds and pollution.

Malabar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Malabar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Malabar occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:
New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Malabar Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 12:24 Local time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
WSW 25
WSW 30
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Tide Times:

For Randwick, 5 km from Malabar.

IS AT (local time)

Malabar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Little Bay, 3 km from Malabar.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Malabar

Overall Malabar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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


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

Malabar Bay photo


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Long Bay, Malabar photo


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7:44am Wed 8th June 2011, Malabar photo


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BIG Friday, Malabar photo


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Malabar Location Maps

Malabar Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to NSW - Sydney South Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Malabar

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Malabar:

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Wave buoys nearest to Malabar:

Tide stations nearest to Malabar:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Botany Bay
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    6 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Malabar is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Malabar is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Malabar and is 140 km (87 miles) away.
Malabar break location map and break info