Manly Beach

Manly beach
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Manly Beach - Sydney

With a regular ferry running between downtown Sydney to the North Shore suburb of Manly it is no surprise that this long stretch of fine sand is as popular as ever. The town here is very much centred around the beach and this in turn attracts travellers from all over the globe who come here to soak up the sun, party and ride the worl famous waves. 

Perhaps Manly beach's most iconic feature is the lively  Corso, a tree-lined promenade running much of the length of the beach. Most of these trees were planted in the late 1800s and have flourished to say the least. Reaching over 30 metres in height the Norfolk pines create a stunning backdrop to the golden sand and deep blues of the Pacific Ocean.

Whilst many come to the beach just to hang out and catch some rays you can't ignore Manly's surfing heritage. This is where surfing really began in Australia back in the 1900s when Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku came to town after that the sport took off big time down under. Manly was also the location for the inaugral world surfing championship held back in 1964. And another Manly first; the beach became Australia’s first World Surfing Reserve in 2012.

There's no question the waves can be great at Manly and it is widely regarded as one of the best beach breaks in Sydney on its day. Generally it is a fairly accessible place to surf and suitable for all levels until the swell gets really big. Then the legendary "Queenscliff bombora" lights up producing surfable waves of up to 30 feet.

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Manly Beach Weather Info

5 Day Manly Beach UV Index

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Manly Beach tide times & sea state

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
19:00 4ft 16s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:56am (0.19m)
High 10:00am (1.47m)
Low 3:43pm (0.39m)
High 10:03pm (1.84m)
Daylight
First light06:15
Sunrise06:42
Sunset17:00
Dark17:27

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 4:39am (0.20m)
High 10:43am (1.42m)
Low 4:21pm (0.45m)
High 10:42pm (1.83m)
Daylight
First light06:16
Sunrise06:42
Sunset16:59
Dark17:26

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
16:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 5:22am (0.23m)
High 11:26am (1.39m)
Low 4:59pm (0.51m)
High 11:22pm (1.81m)
Daylight
First light06:16
Sunrise06:43
Sunset16:59
Dark17:25

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
13:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 6:05am (0.27m)
High 12:10pm (1.36m)
Low 5:41pm (0.55m)
Daylight
First light06:17
Sunrise06:44
Sunset16:58
Dark17:25

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 12:02am (1.78m)
Low 6:48am (0.30m)
High 12:54pm (1.35m)
Low 6:25pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light06:18
Sunrise06:45
Sunset16:58
Dark17:24

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 12:45am (1.74m)
Low 7:31am (0.32m)
High 1:40pm (1.36m)
Low 7:14pm (0.61m)
Daylight
First light06:18
Sunrise06:45
Sunset16:57
Dark17:24

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

18 °C
(64 °F)

Light breeze, 11.9 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

23.3°C / 74°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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