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!!

Wed 20/01

Surf report for Wed 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 14ft 11s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 15ft 11s  °  ° 33mph
18:00 14ft 11s  °  ° 32mph
Tide times
Low 3:34am (1.78m)
High 9:17am (4.68m)
Low 4:01pm (1.82m)
High 9:41pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light07:33
Sunrise08:09
Sunset16:55
Dark17:31

Thu 21/01

Surf report for Thu 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 13ft 10s  °  ° 32mph
12:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 10ft 12s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 4:20am (1.99m)
High 10:07am (4.45m)
Low 4:51pm (2.00m)
High 10:38pm (4.22m)
Daylight
First light07:32
Sunrise08:08
Sunset16:57
Dark17:33

Fri 22/01

Surf report for Fri 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 5:19am (2.15m)
High 11:10am (4.27m)
Low 5:54pm (2.12m)
High 11:51pm (4.15m)
Daylight
First light07:31
Sunrise08:07
Sunset16:58
Dark17:34

Sat 23/01

Surf report for Sat 23/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 6:31am (2.21m)
High 12:26pm (4.21m)
Low 7:05pm (2.11m)
Daylight
First light07:30
Sunrise08:06
Sunset17:00
Dark17:36

Sun 24/01

Surf report for Sun 24/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 27mph
18:00 11ft 18s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
High 1:08am (4.23m)
Low 7:44am (2.12m)
High 1:37pm (4.31m)
Low 8:11pm (1.97m)
Daylight
First light07:29
Sunrise08:05
Sunset17:02
Dark17:37

Mon 25/01

Surf report for Mon 25/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 9ft 16s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 2:11am (4.44m)
Low 8:46am (1.92m)
High 2:35pm (4.51m)
Low 9:07pm (1.76m)
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise08:04
Sunset17:03
Dark17:39