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

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Crescent Head Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Port Macquarie, Australia)

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Crescent Head Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 03:00 Local time

Sunday 29
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
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Crescent Head in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Kempsey-Airport, 25 km from Crescent Head.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
16.6 °C

Current weather near Crescent Head

Overall Crescent Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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The best surf beach ever.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Crescent Head:

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Closest break Point Plomer Beach 9 mi
Second closest break Point Plomer 9 mi
Third closest break Hat Head 11 mi
Fourth closest break Port Macquarie-North Breakwall 17 mi
Fifth closest break Port Macquarie-Town Beach 19 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Crescent Head:

Closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4646 mi
Second closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4677 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4803 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4858 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5173 mi

Tide stations nearest to Crescent Head:

Closest tide station North Shore 16 mi
Second closest tide station Port Macquarie 17 mi
Third closest tide station South West Rocks 20 mi
Fourth closest tide station Camden Haven 32 mi
Fifth closest tide station Nambucca Heads 37 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Crescent Head:

Closest ski area Selwyn Snowfields (Australia) 418 mi
Second closest ski area Perisher (Australia) 446 mi
Third closest ski area Charlotte Pass (Australia) 451 mi
Fourth closest ski area Thredbo (Australia) 455 mi
Fifth closest ski area Falls Creek (Australia) 511 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Crescent Head:

Closest city location North Shore (Australia) 16 mi
Second closest city location Port Macquarie (Australia) 17 mi
Third closest city location Coffs Harbour (Australia) 62 mi
Fourth closest city location Port Stephens (Australia) 117 mi
Fifth closest city location Tamworth (Australia) 121 mi
  • 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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