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
Tue 28th27°C / 81°F
Wed 29th26°C / 79°F
Thu 30th26°C / 79°F
Fri 31st28°C / 82°F
Sat 01st29°C / 84°F
Sun 02nd35°C / 95°F
5 Day Manly Beach UV Index
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Manly Beach tide times & sea state
Tue 28/01 »
Surf report for Tue 28/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 7s 14mph 11:00 5ft 7s 10mph 17:00 5ft 7s 13mph Tide times High 12:20am (1.39m) Low 6:04am (0.36m) High 12:18pm (1.66m) Low 6:46pm (0.19m) Daylight First light 05:44 Sunrise 06:11 Sunset 20:03 Dark 20:30
Wed 29/01 »
Surf report for Wed 29/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 6ft 6s 22mph 11:00 5ft 6s 14mph 17:00 4ft 11s 14mph Tide times High 12:55am (1.41m) Low 6:44am (0.39m) High 12:55pm (1.58m) Low 7:19pm (0.24m) Daylight First light 05:45 Sunrise 06:12 Sunset 20:02 Dark 20:30
Thu 30/01 »
Surf report for Thu 30/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 3ft 15s 6mph 11:00 3ft 14s 7mph 17:00 3ft 14s 15mph Tide times High 1:33am (1.43m) Low 7:29am (0.43m) High 1:34pm (1.49m) Low 7:55pm (0.30m) Daylight First light 05:46 Sunrise 06:13 Sunset 20:02 Dark 20:29
Fri 31/01 »
Surf report for Fri 31/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 6s 21mph 11:00 5ft 6s 21mph 17:00 7ft 7s 27mph Tide times High 2:14am (1.45m) Low 8:18am (0.48m) High 2:17pm (1.40m) Low 8:33pm (0.36m) Daylight First light 05:47 Sunrise 06:14 Sunset 20:01 Dark 20:28
Sat 01/02 »
Surf report for Sat 01/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 21mph 11:00 7ft 8s 19mph 17:00 7ft 8s 25mph Tide times High 2:59am (1.48m) Low 9:13am (0.51m) High 3:05pm (1.31m) Low 9:15pm (0.40m) Daylight First light 05:48 Sunrise 06:15 Sunset 20:00 Dark 20:27
Sun 02/02 »
Surf report for Sun 02/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 18mph 11:00 6ft 8s 11mph 17:00 5ft 8s 18mph Tide times High 3:49am (1.50m) Low 10:13am (0.53m) High 3:59pm (1.23m) Low 10:01pm (0.44m) Daylight First light 05:49 Sunrise 06:16 Sunset 20:00 Dark 20:27