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Catherine Hill Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Mark Bell surfing Mark Richards board, Catherine Hill Bay photo

Catherine Hill Bay

Photo credit: Mark Bell

Mark Bell laying back in big hollow left, Catherine Hill Bay photo

Catherine Hill Bay

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Mark Bell surfing M.R.'s board, Catherine Hill Bay photo

Catherine Hill Bay

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Mark Bell backhand bottom turn, Catherine Hill Bay photo

Catherine Hill Bay

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Type: breakwater

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 06:51 Local time
Thursday 20
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 25
S 25
SSE 25
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Caherine Hill Bay in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Birdie Beach, 6 km from Catherine Hill Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Catherine Hill Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At darrell Caves Beach wx, 5 km from Catherine Hill Bay.

light winds from the SW

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
13.1 °C

Current weather near Catherine Hill Bay

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 45 miles from Catherine Hill Bay.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.932
Average period (s) 8.52 7.85 8.52 8.17

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Overall Catherine Hill Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Catherine Hill Bay is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Catherine Hill Bay is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Catherine Hill Bay and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Catherine Hill Bay, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Catherine Hill Bay sea temperature, Catherine Hill Bay photographs, Catherine Hill Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Catherine Hill Bay webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Catherine Hill Bay 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 Catherine Hill Bay.