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Manly-North Steyne Surf Guide

Manly-North Steyne in Sydney North is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Manly-North Steyne Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manly-North Steyne:

The best conditions reported for surf at Manly-North Steyne occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Manly-North Steyne 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 13% of the time in June while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Manly-North Steyne Location Map

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

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Manly-North Steyne Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 March 2023, 16:10 Local Time
Sunday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 4 4 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Manly-North Steyne

Surf stats for Manly-North Steyne, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Manly-North Steyne

Wind stats for Manly-North Steyne, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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