Praa Sands Surf Report

Surf report for Wed 10/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 3:47am (4.89m)
Low 10:24am (1.33m)
High 4:14pm (5.21m)
Low 10:58pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise06:03
Sunset20:50
Dark21:26
Surf report for Thu 11/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 4:43am (5.16m)
Low 11:23am (1.04m)
High 5:06pm (5.52m)
Low 11:54pm (0.80m)
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise06:05
Sunset20:48
Dark21:25
Surf report for Fri 12/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 5:33am (5.38m)
Low 12:17pm (0.81m)
High 5:54pm (5.73m)
Daylight
First light05:30
Sunrise06:06
Sunset20:46
Dark21:23
Surf report for Sat 13/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 12:46am (0.60m)
High 6:18am (5.50m)
Low 1:06pm (0.66m)
High 6:39pm (5.82m)
Daylight
First light05:31
Sunrise06:08
Sunset20:44
Dark21:21
Surf report for Sun 14/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 1:33am (0.52m)
High 7:02am (5.51m)
Low 1:51pm (0.64m)
High 7:22pm (5.80m)
Daylight
First light05:33
Sunrise06:09
Sunset20:42
Dark21:18
Surf report for Mon 15/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 2:17am (0.58m)
High 7:44am (5.43m)
Low 2:34pm (0.74m)
High 8:04pm (5.65m)
Daylight
First light05:35
Sunrise06:11
Sunset20:40
Dark21:16
By . Last updated

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!!