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Palm Beach Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Palm Beach Reef Surf Guide

Palm Beach Reef in Sydney North is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A left hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Palm Beach Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palm Beach Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Palm Beach Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in May while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
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 Reef Location Map

Interactive Palm Beach Reef 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 Reef is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Palm Beach Reef is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Palm Beach Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 14:01 Local Time
Tuesday 20
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 5
NW 15
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State off glass cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Palm Beach Reef

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

Wind History at Palm Beach Reef

Wind stats for Palm Beach Reef, 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 Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s54.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Palm Beach Reef: