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!!

Sun 26/01

Surf report for Sun 26/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
High 5:31am (5.41m)
Low 12:18pm (1.05m)
High 5:49pm (5.14m)
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise08:03
Sunset17:04
Dark17:39

Mon 27/01

Surf report for Mon 27/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
Low 12:31am (1.12m)
High 6:06am (5.41m)
Low 12:53pm (1.07m)
High 6:23pm (5.09m)
Daylight
First light07:27
Sunrise08:02
Sunset17:05
Dark17:41

Tue 28/01

Surf report for Tue 28/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 16ft 10s  °  ° 36mph
12:00 18ft 12s  °  ° 37mph
18:00 18ft 13s  °  ° 33mph
Tide times
Low 1:04am (1.15m)
High 6:41am (5.34m)
Low 1:25pm (1.14m)
High 6:57pm (5.01m)
Daylight
First light07:25
Sunrise08:01
Sunset17:07
Dark17:42

Wed 29/01

Surf report for Wed 29/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 1:36am (1.25m)
High 7:14am (5.22m)
Low 1:57pm (1.26m)
High 7:30pm (4.89m)
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:59
Sunset17:09
Dark17:44

Thu 30/01

Surf report for Thu 30/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 2:08am (1.39m)
High 7:48am (5.05m)
Low 2:29pm (1.42m)
High 8:04pm (4.75m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:58
Sunset17:10
Dark17:46

Fri 31/01

Surf report for Fri 31/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 2:41am (1.57m)
High 8:23am (4.86m)
Low 3:03pm (1.60m)
High 8:41pm (4.58m)
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:57
Sunset17:12
Dark17:47