North Steyne is the spot in front of the surf club in the middle of Manly Beach. Often you will find plenty of peaks out here but usually with a decent crowd on it. Waves are dependant on banks, swell and wind but when the elements come together this can be the place to be. Generally speaking, this stretch of beach has a classic wave shape that can look super enticing. Beware of low tide which can be a board snapper!
Waves vary from soft, rolling waves ideal for beginners and mals to great A-frame barrels ideal for experienced surfers. Keep an eye on the rips and look out for the storm pipes and you might get a few good ones on the right day. The Local rule here so be respectful and you’ll get wave. When it gets good. Things step up a notch, you’ve to be hungry and skilled to get a good one!
What are North Steyne’s best surf conditions?
The best wave size is between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your longboard, standard shortboard or fish here. North Steyne (Manly Beach) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers, with waves that are pretty consistent (6/10) and ridiculously crowded (9/10). The best winds for North Steyne are Southwest to West. The best swell direction is from the East, Northeast and Southeast
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini, plus a wetsuit top in summer when the warmest water temperature a pleasant 21 degrees in January. In winter we recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit with the coldest temperature in July being a brisk 16 degrees!
50M LONG WAVE
Beach break OVER Sand BOTTOM