Sydney Surf Forecasts

Steve Shearer

Steve Shearer 's Regional Outlook

Updated 17 Jan 2021 @ 8:33 PM (local)
info

The surf heights forecasted for Sydney

Please consider your local spots specific orientation to the coast and any local idiosyncrasies that may also effect the swell in relation to this regional forecast.

  • Swell analysis

    Short-Term Analysis (through Monday18 January)

    Sunday: Stronger, mid-period south swell gradually builds, favouring south-facing beaches for size in the head-high to a foot or two overhead range, while wrapping at lower levels elsewhere. Early fresh WNW to WSW winds open up clean conditions ahead of a moderate/ fresh SSE to SE shift during the day.

    Monday: Larger mid-period south swell gradually settles throughout the day, with early light and variable winds, tending north, then mod/fresh NE in the arvo.

     

    Long Term Analysis (Monday 18 January and beyond)

     

CoastalWatch Plus

Get 5-day Swell Analysis

Features
A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

15 Jan 2021
Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

The Most Core Surf Comp of the Year

4 13 Jan 2021
Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

One of the better summer swells in recent memory hits the Southwest

12 Jan 2021
Recent

A Ripping New Rage Vid, Pete Mel's Stoke Is Everyone's Stoke, and Maverick's on Skis? What?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was January 15 2021

15 Jan 2021
Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

4 13 Jan 2021
Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

12 Jan 2021
WSL's Horror Run Continues, Mason Finally Meets the Reef, and Waves Glorious Waves

WSL's Horror Run Continues, Mason Finally Meets the Reef, and Waves Glorious Waves

1 9 Jan 2021
Nick Carroll: The Big Surf Stories of This Stupid, Glorious Year

Nick Carroll: The Big Surf Stories of This Stupid, Glorious Year

4 3 Jan 2021
Nearest Surf Cams

North Bondi

3 - 4 ft - NE winds @ 15 knots Mostly sunny. 29.5°C, water 23°C

Maroubra

2 - 4 ft - NE winds @ 15 knots Mostly sunny. 29.5°C, water 23°C

Manly - Fairy Bower

2 - 3 ft - ENE winds @ 11 knots Mostly sunny. °C, water 23°C

Forecasters Blog

Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclone Yasa and its distant cousin, Tropical Cyclone Zazu

A distant Southwest Pacific cyclone holds latent east swell potential in the lead-up to Christmas.

Forecaster Blog: The East Coast’s Tropical Swell Window is About to Wake Up

A resurgent La Nina is about to rock the East Coast this December.

Forecaster Blog: The 2020 La Nina, East Coast Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook

Will the 2020/21 cyclone season live up to expectations?

Forecaster Blog: Climate Models Tipping Towards a Stronger La Niña

The 2020 La Niña continues to gather momentum: What will the surf be like this November and December?

Forecaster Blog: La Niña conditions are here, what does it mean for Surf?

La Nina conditions continue to develop. Will the surf pump?

Go to Top