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

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Bar Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Newcastle, Australia)

Jake Sylvester at local break Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

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Jye Burns towed in of Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

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Bar Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.4 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 02:42 Local time

Sunday 19
1AM 4AM 7AM 10AM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 25
NW 30
WNW 20
Wind State off off cross-

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Bar Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks are all lefts. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of Shark protected,.

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For Newcastle, Australia, 1 km from Bar Beach.

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At Merewether, 3 km from Bar Beach.


Air temperature
21 °C

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Visitor Reviews of Bar Beach

Tiana-Breeze de Mooij from NEW ZEALAND writes:

I love the bar!! best break I have ever surfed! Today was pumping and I have surfed there many times. I highly recommend it if you haven't yet surfed there! When you pick the right day you're in heaven with the waves you won't want to come in!! SURF IT. AMAZING


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bar Beach:

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Closest break Dixon Park 0 mi
Second closest break Flat Rock 1 mi
Third closest break Merewether - Ladies 1 mi
Fourth closest break Newcastle Beach 1 mi
Fifth closest break Cowrie Hole 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Bar Beach:

Closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4781 mi
Second closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4810 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4941 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4997 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5310 mi

Tide stations nearest to Bar Beach:

Closest tide station Newcastle 1 mi
Second closest tide station Charlestown 7 mi
Third closest tide station Swansea 12 mi
Fourth closest tide station Rathmines 12 mi
Fifth closest tide station Corlette 24 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Bar Beach:

Closest ski area Selwyn Snowfields (Australia) 280 mi
Second closest ski area Perisher (Australia) 306 mi
Third closest ski area Charlotte Pass (Australia) 311 mi
Fourth closest ski area Thredbo (Australia) 316 mi
Fifth closest ski area Falls Creek (Australia) 373 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Bar Beach:

Closest city location Newcastle (Australia) 1 mi
Second closest city location Port Stephens (Australia) 24 mi
Third closest city location Mosman (Australia) 69 mi
Fourth closest city location Castle Hill (Australia) 71 mi
Fifth closest city location Randwick (Australia) 75 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Bar Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 119 km (74 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bar Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD), also in Australia, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Third is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia is 159 km (99 miles) away.
  • Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Bar Beach and is 224 km (139 miles) away.
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