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Broken Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Broken Head Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Broken Head Spot ID

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Broken Head

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.8 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10:11 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SE 5
Wind State off cross-

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Broken Head on the North Coast is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the east northeast. Often Crowded. Take care of sharks, rips and rocks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Byron Bay, 6 km from Broken Head.

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Broken Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Suffolk Park wx, 2 km from Broken Head.


Air temperature
26.8 °C

Current weather near Broken Head

Buoy Data:

At Byron Bay Waverider Buoy, 12 miles from Broken Head.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 0.803
Average period (s) 7.56 10.83 10.83 5.8

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Overall Broken Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Broken Head is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Broken Head is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 186 km (116 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Broken Head, NSW - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Broken Head sea temperature, Broken Head photographs, Broken Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Broken Head webcams, current wind from NSW - North Coast live weather stations and Broken Head 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 Broken Head.