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Banzai ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Banzai Spot ID

Banzaii Point, Bulli. Wollongong, N.S.W Australia photo


Photo credit: Roberta Mayanah Tenorio de Brito Silva

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.6 °C

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Saturday, 23 February 2019, 08:21 Local time
Saturday 23
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 30
SSE 25
Wind State cross-

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Banzai in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and locals.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Long Jetty, 3 km from Banzai.

IS AT (local time)

Banzai Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wyrrabalong Bateau Bay wx, 1 km from Banzai.

wind obs. (1.8 kph from 57 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
19.0 °C

Current weather near Banzai

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 27 miles from Banzai.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 2.366
Average period (s) 8.9 10.83 7.56 8.17

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Overall Banzai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Town and city forecasts close to Banzai:

  • Closest city location
    34 mi
  • Second closest city location
    36 mi
  • Third closest city location
    37 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    39 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    41 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Banzai is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Banzai is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Banzai and is 104 km (65 miles) away.
Banzai break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Banzai, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Banzai sea temperature, Banzai photographs, Banzai detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Banzai webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Banzai tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Banzai.