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

Overall: 4.0

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Chinamans Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Chinamans Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.0 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:22 Local time
Thursday 20
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 25
SSE 30
Wind State cross-

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Chinamans on the North Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a right hand reef break.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Chinamans Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At EvansHeadRaaf Rng, 8 km from Chinamans.

moderate winds from the SE

Air temperature
17.6 °C

Current weather near Chinamans

Buoy Data:

At Byron Bay Waverider Buoy, 23 miles from Chinamans.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.011
Average period (s) 5.34 5.48 4.4 5.2

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Overall Chinamans Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Chinamans is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 107 km (66 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Chinamans is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 196 km (122 miles) away.
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