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Shark Island (Cronulla) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Shark Island (Cronulla) break guide

Shark Island (Cronulla) Surf Guide

Shark Island(Cronulla) in Sydney South is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Shark Island (Cronulla) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shark Island (Cronulla):

The best conditions reported for surf at Shark Island (Cronulla) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Shark Island (Cronulla) (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shark Island (Cronulla) 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 42% of the time in June while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% 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).

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Shark Island (Cronulla) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 23:26 Local Time
Tuesday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
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Swell History at Shark Island (Cronulla)

Surf stats for Shark Island (Cronulla), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Shark Island (Cronulla)

Wind stats for Shark Island (Cronulla), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Shark Island (Cronulla) Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Rustybee from Australia
“Shark Island can be a terrifying right hander over very shallow rock island which has broken backs/bones and egos over the years. Not suitable for inexperienced riders who often get in the way and can make things dangerous. The break is mostly ridden by bodyboarders and the occasional experienced surfer.”

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