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!!

Sun 27/09

Surf report for Sun 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 2:16am (4.38m)
Low 8:52am (2.04m)
High 2:43pm (4.66m)
Low 9:30pm (1.77m)
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:14
Sunset19:10
Dark19:42

Mon 28/09

Surf report for Mon 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 3:20am (4.63m)
Low 9:55am (1.74m)
High 3:39pm (4.95m)
Low 10:25pm (1.47m)
Daylight
First light06:44
Sunrise07:16
Sunset19:08
Dark19:40

Tue 29/09

Surf report for Tue 29/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 4:07am (4.89m)
Low 10:44am (1.46m)
High 4:22pm (5.20m)
Low 11:08pm (1.24m)
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:17
Sunset19:06
Dark19:38

Wed 30/09

Surf report for Wed 30/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 4:45am (5.09m)
Low 11:23am (1.26m)
High 4:58pm (5.37m)
Low 11:44pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light06:47
Sunrise07:19
Sunset19:04
Dark19:36

Thu 01/10

Surf report for Thu 01/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 10ft 7s  °  ° 33mph
Tide times
High 5:17am (5.23m)
Low 11:58am (1.13m)
High 5:31pm (5.46m)
Daylight
First light06:48
Sunrise07:20
Sunset19:01
Dark19:33

Fri 02/10

Surf report for Fri 02/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
6:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 14ft 13s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Low 12:16am (1.03m)
High 5:47am (5.32m)
Low 12:29pm (1.07m)
High 6:01pm (5.50m)
Daylight
First light06:50
Sunrise07:22
Sunset18:59
Dark19:31