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Manly ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.3

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Manly break guidePhoto by: Trevor Walker

Manly Surf Guide

Manly on the East Coast is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Manly Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manly:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Manly 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 26% of the time in June while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
65%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Manly 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 Manly is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Manly is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Manly Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:36 Local Time
Thursday 15
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
NE 5
WNW 15
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
on cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Manly

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Wind History at Manly

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