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Crabbs Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Crabbs Creek

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Crabbs Creek

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Monday, 23 July 2018, 17:28 Local time
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NNW 20
NW 20
Wind State cross-

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Crabbs Creek in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Swansea, Australia, 1 km from Crabbs Creek.

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Crabbs Creek Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Redhead wx, 10 km from Crabbs Creek.


Air temperature
17.9 °C

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Overall Crabbs Creek Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Crabbs Creek is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Crabbs Creek is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Crabbs Creek and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Crabbs Creek, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Crabbs Creek sea temperature, Crabbs Creek photographs, Crabbs Creek detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Crabbs Creek webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Crabbs Creek 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 Crabbs Creek.