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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

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.7°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:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Palm Beach 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 54% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Palm Beach Location Map

Interactive Palm Beach 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 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.

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Palm Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 22:41 Local Time
Saturday 13
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m)
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
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Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
10
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
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off

Swell History at Palm Beach

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

Wind History at Palm Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Palm Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Palm Beach: