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Mckenzies Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Mckenzies Bay Surf Guide

Mckenzies Bay in Sydney South is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Offshore winds are from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Mckenzies Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mckenzies Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mckenzies Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mckenzies Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in July while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mckenzies Bay Location Map

Interactive Mckenzies Bay 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 Mckenzies Bay is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mckenzies Bay is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Mckenzies Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 21:53 Local Time
MonTue
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.7
E
0.6
E
1.9
S
2.1
S
Period (s) 9 9 6 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 50
SSW 40
S 30
SSE
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Swell History at Mckenzies Bay

Surf stats for Mckenzies Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Mckenzies Bay

Wind stats for Mckenzies Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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