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Shark Island (Cronulla) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 2.8

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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 consistent17.1°C

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

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Shark Island (Cronulla) sea temperature, Shark Island (Cronulla) photographs, Shark Island (Cronulla) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shark Island (Cronulla) webcams, current wind from NSW - Sydney South Coast live weather stations and Shark Island (Cronulla) 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 Shark Island (Cronulla)

Shark Island (Cronulla) Surf:

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:46 Local time
Tuesday 04
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
W 30
WSW 30
Wind State cross cross-
off off

Tide Times:

For Caringbah, 3 km from Shark Island (Cronulla).

IS AT (local time)

Shark Island (Cronulla) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cronulla, 1 km from Shark Island (Cronulla).

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Shark Island (Cronulla)

Overall Shark Island (Cronulla) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Shark Island (Cronulla): see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Shark Island (Cronulla): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Morning Drop, Shark Island (Cronulla) photo

Shark Island (Cronulla)

Photo credit: Dylan Moore

Haydon Blair, Shark Island (Cronulla) photo

Shark Island (Cronulla)

Photo credit: Darryl Menzies

Shark Island Swelling, Shark Island (Cronulla) photo

Shark Island (Cronulla)

Photo credit: Dan Bielich

Scaled Perfection, Shark Island (Cronulla) photo

Shark Island (Cronulla)

Photo credit: Dan Bielich

Shark Island (Cronulla) Location Maps

Shark Island (Cronulla) Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Shark Island (Cronulla):

Tide stations nearest to Shark Island (Cronulla):

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Hacking
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Botany Bay
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    6 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Shark Island (Cronulla) is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shark Island (Cronulla) is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 22 km (14 miles) away.
  • Third is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Shark Island (Cronulla) and is 154 km (96 miles) away.
Shark Island (Cronulla) break location map and break info