Praa Sands Surf Report

Surf report for Sat 29/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 1:41am (4.69m)
Low 8:20am (1.59m)
High 2:16pm (4.75m)
Low 8:55pm (1.47m)
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:59
Sunset17:10
Dark17:45
Surf report for Sun 30/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 4mph
12:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 2:48am (5.00m)
Low 9:29am (1.28m)
High 3:19pm (5.02m)
Low 9:58pm (1.19m)
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:57
Sunset17:11
Dark17:46
Surf report for Mon 31/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 28mph
18:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 3:44am (5.33m)
Low 10:29am (0.97m)
High 4:11pm (5.26m)
Low 10:53pm (0.93m)
Daylight
First light07:21
Sunrise07:56
Sunset17:13
Dark17:48
Surf report for Tue 01/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
High 4:33am (5.59m)
Low 11:22am (0.72m)
High 4:58pm (5.42m)
Low 11:43pm (0.75m)
Daylight
First light07:20
Sunrise07:55
Sunset17:15
Dark17:49
Surf report for Wed 02/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 5:19am (5.75m)
Low 12:11pm (0.58m)
High 5:42pm (5.48m)
Daylight
First light07:18
Sunrise07:53
Sunset17:16
Dark17:51
Surf report for Thu 03/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 12:29am (0.67m)
High 6:02am (5.79m)
Low 12:55pm (0.56m)
High 6:24pm (5.45m)
Daylight
First light07:17
Sunrise07:52
Sunset17:18
Dark17:53

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!!