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Crackneck ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.9

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Crackneck Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Saturday, 18 August 2018, 10:33 Local time
Saturday 18
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 10 10 12 4
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 25
WNW 20
WNW 35
Wind State off off off off

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Crackneck in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. The optimum time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Long Jetty, 2 km from Crackneck.

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Crackneck Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wyrrabalong Bateau Bay wx, 2 km from Crackneck.


Air temperature
15.1 °C

Current weather near Crackneck

Overall Crackneck Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Crackneck:

  • Closest city location
    34 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    37 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    42 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Crackneck is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Crackneck is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Crackneck and is 105 km (65 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Crackneck, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Crackneck sea temperature, Crackneck photographs, Crackneck detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Crackneck webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Crackneck 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 Crackneck.