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!!

Fri 23/04

Surf report for Fri 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 27mph
18:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
High 3:12am (4.94m)
Low 9:57am (1.20m)
High 3:40pm (4.99m)
Low 10:17pm (1.16m)
Daylight
First light05:36
Sunrise06:11
Sunset20:28
Dark21:03

Sat 24/04

Surf report for Sat 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 28mph
18:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
High 3:59am (5.31m)
Low 10:46am (0.83m)
High 4:24pm (5.33m)
Low 11:05pm (0.81m)
Daylight
First light05:34
Sunrise06:09
Sunset20:29
Dark21:05

Sun 25/04

Surf report for Sun 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 27mph
18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 4:42am (5.60m)
Low 11:32am (0.56m)
High 5:06pm (5.59m)
Low 11:51pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light05:32
Sunrise06:07
Sunset20:31
Dark21:06

Mon 26/04

Surf report for Mon 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 5:25am (5.78m)
Low 12:17pm (0.41m)
High 5:48pm (5.75m)
Daylight
First light05:30
Sunrise06:05
Sunset20:32
Dark21:08

Tue 27/04

Surf report for Tue 27/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 12:36am (0.43m)
High 6:08am (5.84m)
Low 1:01pm (0.39m)
High 6:31pm (5.79m)
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise06:04
Sunset20:34
Dark21:10

Wed 28/04

Surf report for Wed 28/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 1:21am (0.43m)
High 6:52am (5.77m)
Low 1:45pm (0.51m)
High 7:15pm (5.72m)
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise06:02
Sunset20:35
Dark21:12