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!!

Mon 18/11

Surf report for Mon 18/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 2:18am (1.59m)
High 7:58am (5.05m)
Low 2:51pm (1.63m)
High 8:30pm (4.74m)
Daylight
First light07:03
Sunrise07:39
Sunset16:34
Dark17:10

Tue 19/11

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 11ft 20s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:10am (1.82m)
High 8:57am (4.85m)
Low 3:52pm (1.81m)
High 9:39pm (4.55m)
Daylight
First light07:04
Sunrise07:40
Sunset16:33
Dark17:09

Wed 20/11

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 12ft 18s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 13ft 17s  °  ° 29mph
18:00 13ft 16s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
Low 4:17am (1.98m)
High 10:12am (4.72m)
Low 5:09pm (1.87m)
High 11:03pm (4.51m)
Daylight
First light07:06
Sunrise07:42
Sunset16:31
Dark17:08

Thu 21/11

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 5:39am (1.98m)
High 11:36am (4.76m)
Low 6:30pm (1.73m)
Daylight
First light07:07
Sunrise07:43
Sunset16:30
Dark17:07

Fri 22/11

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 12:23am (4.67m)
Low 6:59am (1.78m)
High 12:52pm (4.97m)
Low 7:41pm (1.45m)
Daylight
First light07:09
Sunrise07:45
Sunset16:29
Dark17:06

Sat 23/11

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 1:29am (4.95m)
Low 8:05am (1.47m)
High 1:53pm (5.24m)
Low 8:40pm (1.16m)
Daylight
First light07:10
Sunrise07:46
Sunset16:28
Dark17:05