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Manly-South Steyne Surf Guide

Manly-South Steyne in Sydney North is a sheltered reef break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Manly-South Steyne Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manly-South Steyne:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Manly-South 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 18% of the time in June while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% 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-South Steyne Location Map

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

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Manly-South Steyne Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 15:47 Local Time
Tuesday 30
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Manly-South Steyne

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

Wind History at Manly-South Steyne

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Manly-South Steyne:

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