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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

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

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:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Manly Surf:

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 05:12 Local time
Saturday 11
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 8 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 15
N 15
Wind State cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Manly, 1 km from Manly.

IS AT (local time)

Manly Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Chatswood, 10 km from Manly.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Manly

Overall Manly Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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


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

Manly photo


Photo credit: jj

Surfer Girl, Manly photo


Photo credit: Trevor Walker

Poise, Manly photo


Photo credit: Trevor Walker

Manly Location Maps

Manly Location Map

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Surf spots located close to ManlyShoreline around ManlyRoads and rivers around Manly

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manly:

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Wave buoys nearest to Manly:

Tide stations nearest to Manly:

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


  • 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.
  • Third is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia is 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Manly and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
Manly break location map and break info