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Crescent Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 1.9

Overall: 3.6

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Crescent Head  photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: Scott Wagener

Crescent Head  photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: Scott Wagener

from the point to beach, Crescent Head photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: Craig Mead

Crescent Head photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: craig Mead

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.7 °C

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Monday, 22 April 2019, 06:03 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
NW 10
ENE 10
Wind State off glass cross-

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Crescent Head in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Crescent Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At KempseyAirportAws, 25 km from Crescent Head.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
15.0 °C

Current weather near Crescent Head

Buoy Data:

At Crowdy Head Waverider Buoy, 44 miles from Crescent Head.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.965
Average period (s) 10.83 10.83 9.77 9.77

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Overall Crescent Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Crescent Head is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 97 km (60 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Crescent Head is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 204 km (127 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Crescent Head, NSW - Port Macquarie. Use the tab navigation above to view Crescent Head sea temperature, Crescent Head photographs, Crescent Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Crescent Head webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Crescent 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 Crescent Head.