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Bar Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.8

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Jake Sylvester at local break Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

Bar Beach

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Big , Big Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

Bar Beach

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Jye Burns towed in of Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

Bar Beach

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Bar Beach photo

Bar Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.3 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 10:06 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
ENE 15
E 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Bar Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of Shark protected,.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newcastle, Australia, 1 km from Bar Beach.

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Bar Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newcastle, 3 km from Bar Beach.

light winds from the WNW

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Air temperature
22.7 °C

Current weather near Bar Beach

Overall Bar Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Bar Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bar Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Bar Beach and is 159 km (99 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bar Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Bar Beach sea temperature, Bar Beach photographs, Bar Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bar Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Bar Beach 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 Bar Beach.