Manly Beach

Manly beach
Photo: © Enochlau / CC BY
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 18/11 »

Surf report for Mon 18/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 5:03am (0.37m)
High 11:38am (1.71m)
Low 6:19pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:42
Sunset19:37
Dark20:04

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 12:12am (1.19m)
Low 5:50am (0.46m)
High 12:29pm (1.62m)
Low 7:19pm (0.41m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:41
Sunset19:38
Dark20:05

Wed 20/11 »

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 1:17am (1.13m)
Low 6:50am (0.57m)
High 1:32pm (1.50m)
Low 8:33pm (0.46m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:41
Sunset19:38
Dark20:06

Thu 21/11 »

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
High 2:44am (1.10m)
Low 8:16am (0.66m)
High 2:53pm (1.40m)
Low 10:00pm (0.47m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:40
Sunset19:39
Dark20:07

Fri 22/11 »

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 4:26am (1.14m)
Low 10:10am (0.67m)
High 4:30pm (1.34m)
Low 11:22pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light05:12
Sunrise05:40
Sunset19:40
Dark20:08

Sat 23/11 »

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
11:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
17:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 5:51am (1.25m)
Low 11:51am (0.58m)
High 5:58pm (1.34m)
Daylight
First light05:11
Sunrise05:39
Sunset19:41
Dark20:09

Today's weather

Rain showers

18 °C
(64 °F)

Moderate breeze, 27 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

19.4°C / 66.9°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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