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Tamarama Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Tamarama Reef break guidePhoto by: Hik

Tamarama Reef Surf Guide

Tamarama Reef in Sydney South is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Tamarama Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tamarama Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tamarama Reef occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tamarama Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in July while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tamarama Reef Location Map

Interactive Tamarama 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 Tamarama Reef is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tamarama Reef is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Tamarama Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 14:50 Local Time
Sunday 18
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.7
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0.7
S
0.6
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0.6
S
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 15
E 15
ENE 10
NW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross off

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Swell History at Tamarama Reef

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Wind History at Tamarama Reef

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