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BoatRamp ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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BoatRamp Spot ID

barrel roll, BoatRamp photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.6 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:55 Local time
Thursday 17
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 30
ENE 30
NE 25
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BoatRamp in Newcastle is a fairly exposed reef break Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gorokan, 6 km from BoatRamp.

IS AT (local time)

BoatRamp Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NorahHeadAws, 3 km from BoatRamp.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
27.1 °C

Current weather near BoatRamp

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 35 miles from BoatRamp.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.275
Average period (s) 6.36 5.64 5.64 5.64

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Overall BoatRamp Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to BoatRamp:


  • The closest passenger airport to BoatRamp is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to BoatRamp is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to BoatRamp and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for BoatRamp, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view BoatRamp sea temperature, BoatRamp photographs, BoatRamp detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, BoatRamp webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and BoatRamp 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 BoatRamp.