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Box Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Box Beach Spot ID

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Box Beach

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Box Beach

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Box Beach

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Box Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.1 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 10:31 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 15
ENE 20
ENE 15
Wind State cross-
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Box Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Stephens, Australia, 2 km from Box Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Box Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Port Stephens Nelson Bay wx, 4 km from Box Beach.


Air temperature
21.7 °C

Current weather near Box Beach

Buoy Data:

At Crowdy Head Waverider Buoy, 75 miles from Box Beach.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 1.049
Average period (s) 9.77 8.9 8.9 8.52

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Overall Box Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Box Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Box Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Box Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Box Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 164 km (102 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Box Beach and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
Box Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Box Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Box Beach sea temperature, Box Beach photographs, Box Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Box Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Box 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 Box Beach.