Praa Sands Surf Report

Praa Sands is a quality wave when it's working. Often provides a really heavy, barelly wave near high tide, breaking close to the beach. On the down side this is probably the most popular beach on the south coast and get's packed whenever there's a south coast swell and northerly wind.

Generally the best wave is right out in front of the Sand Bar at high tide although at a lower tide there can be some decent waves closer to the cliffs. It seems most days not much goes no between this end and Hendra at the other end on terms of waves.

Praa handles a reasonable size swell, I've seen it surfable up to about double head high, but it is heavy. The classic story is about Pete the Yank wiping out, thinking where's my board only to find it bungee-ing back, tail first into his eye - ouch!!

Thu 29/07

Surf report for Thu 29/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:005ft8s ° °15mph
12:004ft8s ° °12mph
18:004ft6s ° °25mph
Tide times
Low 3:33am (1.18m)
High 9:02am (4.87m)
Low 3:46pm (1.36m)
High 9:22pm (5.04m)
Daylight
First light05:07
Sunrise05:46
Sunset21:09
Dark21:48

Fri 30/07

Surf report for Fri 30/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:0011ft8s ° °36mph
12:006ft7s ° °21mph
18:006ft7s ° °22mph
Tide times
Low 4:10am (1.42m)
High 9:42am (4.67m)
Low 4:24pm (1.59m)
High 10:03pm (4.79m)
Daylight
First light05:09
Sunrise05:48
Sunset21:07
Dark21:46

Sat 31/07

Surf report for Sat 31/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:004ft7s ° °14mph
12:004ft7s ° °14mph
18:003ft7s ° °12mph
Tide times
Low 4:49am (1.66m)
High 10:25am (4.47m)
Low 5:06pm (1.83m)
High 10:50pm (4.53m)
Daylight
First light05:10
Sunrise05:49
Sunset21:06
Dark21:45

Sun 01/08

Surf report for Sun 01/08
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:003ft7s ° °11mph
12:003ft6s ° °15mph
18:003ft6s ° °15mph
Tide times
Low 5:34am (1.88m)
High 11:18am (4.29m)
Low 5:59pm (2.04m)
High 11:48pm (4.31m)
Daylight
First light05:12
Sunrise05:51
Sunset21:04
Dark21:43

Mon 02/08

Surf report for Mon 02/08
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:002ft6s ° °11mph
12:002ft6s ° °12mph
18:003ft4s ° °17mph
Tide times
Low 6:30am (2.05m)
High 12:25pm (4.17m)
Low 7:05pm (2.16m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:52
Sunset21:03
Dark21:41

Tue 03/08

Surf report for Tue 03/08
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:003ft6s ° °12mph
12:003ft7s ° °8mph
18:002ft7s ° °12mph
Tide times
High 1:02am (4.20m)
Low 7:38am (2.12m)
High 1:45pm (4.19m)
Low 8:20pm (2.15m)
Daylight
First light05:15
Sunrise05:53
Sunset21:01
Dark21:39