Praa Sands Surf Report

Surf report for Tue 17/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 12:31am (0.67m)
High 6:03am (5.59m)
Low 12:54pm (0.66m)
High 6:26pm (5.64m)
Daylight
First light04:52
Sunrise05:32
Sunset21:03
Dark21:43
Surf report for Wed 18/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 1:16am (0.66m)
High 6:48am (5.53m)
Low 1:39pm (0.75m)
High 7:11pm (5.59m)
Daylight
First light04:50
Sunrise05:30
Sunset21:05
Dark21:45
Surf report for Thu 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 2:03am (0.75m)
High 7:35am (5.36m)
Low 2:25pm (0.94m)
High 8:00pm (5.44m)
Daylight
First light04:49
Sunrise05:29
Sunset21:06
Dark21:46
Surf report for Fri 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 2:52am (0.95m)
High 8:26am (5.11m)
Low 3:13pm (1.20m)
High 8:52pm (5.21m)
Daylight
First light04:47
Sunrise05:28
Sunset21:07
Dark21:48
Surf report for Sat 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 3:44am (1.20m)
High 9:23am (4.82m)
Low 4:07pm (1.49m)
High 9:52pm (4.97m)
Daylight
First light04:46
Sunrise05:27
Sunset21:09
Dark21:49
Surf report for Sun 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:44am (1.46m)
High 10:29am (4.56m)
Low 5:11pm (1.73m)
High 11:02pm (4.76m)
Daylight
First light04:45
Sunrise05:26
Sunset21:10
Dark21:51
By . Last updated

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!!