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Sydney (Cronulla) Seasonal Surf Averages

Based on the last ten years data for this location this page gives seasonal trends and an idea of what kind of conditions you can expect and when. Of course these are just averages - it's worth reading carefully to understand exactly what they mean and to recognise the kind of variation you could expect on a trip because an average can never tell the whole story. Click on a month below to see more detail.
If you want a past forecast for a specific date range then click here.

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Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

Wind Swell Ground Swell
55%
5%

50%

Jan
56%
10%

46%

Feb
65%
12%

53%

Mar
72%
18%

54%

Apr
68%
21%

47%

May
53%
19%

34%

Jun
61%
19%

42%

Jul
53%
13%

40%

Aug
49%
10%

39%

Sep
51%
8%

43%

Oct
54%
9%

45%

Nov
48%
9%

39%

Dec
This graph shows the percentage of days that had a ridable wind swell (7 seconds period or more) or groundswell (10 seconds period or more) of over 3ft. It also shows the dominant wind direction. Not all of these days will neccessarily give great surf, and very short lived wind swells or longer period secondary swells may produce surf not recorded, but it gives a clear idea of the seasonal trend and a rough guide to the chances of scoring something ridable.

Monthly Overview

Jan
Swell
Consistency
55%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Feb
Swell
Consistency
56%
Average Swell
Height
5ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Mar
Swell
Consistency
65%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Apr
Swell
Consistency
72%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
May
Swell
Consistency
68%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Jun
Swell
Consistency
53%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
10s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Jul
Swell
Consistency
61%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Aug
Swell
Consistency
53%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Sep
Swell
Consistency
49%
Average Swell
Height
5ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Oct
Swell
Consistency
51%
Average Swell
Height
5ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Nov
Swell
Consistency
54%
Average Swell
Height
6ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Dec
Swell
Consistency
48%
Average Swell
Height
5ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell

Understanding this Data

These swell averages are calculated ONLY on swells of more than 7 seconds period. This means this is the average height of a swell that's likely to produce ridable surf NOT an average of every wave heading toward the beach in a month. Likewise the period is the average period OVER 7 seconds. There will be days that have short period wind swells that won't produce and ridable swell and these are excluded from the averages. The consistency figure gives the percentage of days that meet this condition.

For example if the consistency is 50% you could expect the 'average' swell for about 15 days in the month. Of course an average tells only part of the story. A combination of very large and very small swells may produce the same average as a consistent medium sized swell.

Monthly Data

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Nearby Spots

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Bronte Beach
Sydney (Bondi)
Coalcliff Reef
North/ South Steyne
Sydney (Manly)
Winki Pop / Fairy Bower
Queenscliff
Wombarra
Curl Curl
Dee Why Point
Austinmer Beach
South Narrabeen
North Narrabeen
Warriewood
Mona Vale
Bungan
The Peak (Newport Beach)
Bilgola Beach
Little Avalon
Avalon
Wollongong
Box Head
Umina Beach
Macmasters Beach
Copacabana
The Farm
Avoca Beach
Bombo
Wamberal
Forresters
Crackneck
Shelly Beach
Werri Beach
Black Point
Soldiers Beach
Seven Mile Beach
Norah Head
Swansea
Redhead
Black Rock / Aussie Pipe
Bar Beach (Dixon Park)
Sussex Inlet
Coneeley's Reef
Newcastle
Bendalong Beach
Green Island
Mollymook Beach
Anna Bay
Dolphin Point
Dum Dums
Shoal Bay
Broulee
Seal Rocks
Boomerang Beach
Forster
Old Bar
Bermagui
Diamond Head
North Haven
Merimbula
Port Macquarie
Crescent Head
Scotts Head
Mallacoota
Valla
Sawtell
Coffs Harbour
Moonee Creek
Emerald Beach