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Palm Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 4.8

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Palm Beach break guidePhoto by: Tim Lonsdale

Palm Beach Surf Guide

Palm Beach in Sydney North is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Palm Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palm Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:
New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Palm Beach Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 12:40 Local time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 10 7
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
W 15
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

For Pittwater, Australia, 3 km from Palm Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Palm Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Terrey Hills Aws, 15 km from Palm Beach.

light winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
16.9 °C

Current weather near Palm Beach

Overall Palm Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Palm Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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

Morning Sunrise, Palm Beach photo

Palm Beach

Photo credit: Tim Lonsdale

Palm Beach - Breaking Through  photo

Palm Beach

Photo credit: Tim Lonsdale

Palm Beach Location Maps

Palm Beach Location Map

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Palm Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Palm Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Palm Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Little Patonga
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    North Narrabeen
    8 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Palm Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Palm Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia is 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Palm Beach and is 100 km (62 miles) away.
Palm Beach break location map and break info