One of Sydney’s few south-facing beaches, Bondi is an iconic, crowded surf spot that typically features straight sandbars: constantly producing closures on medium to heavy swells. Works best on short bursts of south to southeast wind at 6-9 second bursts, usually at mid to high tide. Very occasionally produces good to excellent shoals that can handle a solid swell. When the weather is warm and sunny and the swell is low, you can expect dangerously crowded closures. Its exposure to the S swell often means there will be waves when the rest of Sydney is flat – and its protection from the summer northeast means that while the rest of the city’s beaches are sea-torn Dominant onshore, Bondi is clean and glassy.