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!!

Sat 24/07

Surf report for Sat 24/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:005ft6s ° °20mph
12:004ft7s ° °16mph
18:003ft6s ° °14mph
Tide times
High 5:29am (5.27m)
Low 12:14pm (0.95m)
High 5:51pm (5.55m)
Daylight
First light04:58
Sunrise05:38
Sunset21:17
Dark21:57

Sun 25/07

Surf report for Sun 25/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:002ft7s ° °13mph
12:002ft7s ° °11mph
18:002ft7s ° °11mph
Tide times
Low 12:43am (0.81m)
High 6:15am (5.32m)
Low 1:03pm (0.88m)
High 6:37pm (5.61m)
Daylight
First light04:59
Sunrise05:40
Sunset21:16
Dark21:56

Mon 26/07

Surf report for Mon 26/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:001ft7s ° °10mph
12:002ft7s ° °11mph
18:002ft7s ° °11mph
Tide times
Low 1:31am (0.77m)
High 7:00am (5.29m)
Low 1:48pm (0.89m)
High 7:20pm (5.57m)
Daylight
First light05:01
Sunrise05:41
Sunset21:14
Dark21:54

Tue 27/07

Surf report for Tue 27/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:003ft10s ° °15mph
12:004ft6s ° °18mph
18:004ft9s ° °18mph
Tide times
Low 2:14am (0.83m)
High 7:42am (5.20m)
Low 2:30pm (0.99m)
High 8:02pm (5.45m)
Daylight
First light05:02
Sunrise05:42
Sunset21:13
Dark21:53

Wed 28/07

Surf report for Wed 28/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:005ft6s ° °17mph
12:004ft6s ° °17mph
18:004ft7s ° °17mph
Tide times
Low 2:55am (0.97m)
High 8:23am (5.05m)
Low 3:09pm (1.15m)
High 8:42pm (5.27m)
Daylight
First light05:04
Sunrise05:44
Sunset21:12
Dark21:51

Thu 29/07

Surf report for Thu 29/07
 SwellPeriodSwell directionWind directionWind speed
6:006ft7s ° °23mph
12:008ft7s ° °28mph
18:006ft8s ° °16mph
Tide times
Low 3:33am (1.18m)
High 9:02am (4.87m)
Low 3:46pm (1.36m)
High 9:22pm (5.04m)
Daylight
First light05:06
Sunrise05:45
Sunset21:10
Dark21:50